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Leon "Ndugu" Chancler
Date de naissance 1.7.1952 à Shreveport, LA, Etats-Unis d Amérique
Date de décès 3.2.2018
Links www.moderndrummer.com (Anglais)
Leon 'Ndugu' Chancler
Leon (Ndugu) Chancler (born July 1, 1952) is a jazz funk drummer, percussionist, studio musician, composer and producer. In 2006 he became an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Southern California and teaches at the Stanford Jazz Workshop in California for three weeks every summer.
Chancler was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and began playing drums when he was thirteen years old. While in high school, Chancler played with Willie Bobo and the Harold Johnson Sextet. Chancler graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in music education. By then he had already performed with the Gerald Wilson Big Band, Herbie Hancock,and recorded with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, and Bobby Hutcherson, among many others.
Chancler is one of the most sought after studio percussionists in the music industry(disputed). His playing can be heard on many hit records, ranging from jazz to blues to pop, including Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean". Chancler has also worked with Stanley Clarke, Donna Summer, George Duke, Patrice Rushen, Carlos Santana, Hubert Laws, The Crusaders, Frank Sinatra, Weather Report, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Thelonious Monk and John Lee Hooker.
Chancler is a member of Percussive Arts Society and has been named as one of the top 25 Drummers in the world. He also is a composer and a the sole proprietor of his own publishing company.
He has recently toured some cities in Latin America, one of the was Monterrey, Mexico, where he played on Yamaha Mexico's 50th Anniversary Festival.