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Leon “Ndugu” Chancler, drummer who was collaborating with many big names in music world has passed away at the oage of 65.

He was big fans of working in different genre’s but once you were playing in a type of music you had to totally immerse yourself in that style. He said that, “when your thinking your learning to play one genre you’re also learning another but you might not know it like if you’re learning to play Jazz you’re also learning to play early pop music or with Be-pop you’re learning early Afro Cuban music and if you learn shuffles your automatically learning to play Motown and you’re learning Jazz shuffles at the same time.”

He has recorded and performed with such acts as Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock, John Lee Hooker, Hubert Laws, Thelonious Monk, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Patrice Rushen, Carlos Santana, Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer

We are sending our deepest condolences to family and friends of Leon.