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Leon Ndugu Chancler

dr, perc, *1952 US, Shreveport, Louisiana
Musician / Composer / Producer of Rock and Latin
A.k.a. Leon Chancler

American soul, funk and jazz drummer, percussionist, songwriter and producer. Born on 01-Jul-1952 in Shreveport, LA, USA. Died on 03-Feb-2018 in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Member of Santana from 1974 to 1976. He was also highly sought after as a studio percussionist in the music industry, and worked with many artists such as George Duke, Patrice Rushen, Hubert Laws, The Crusaders, Frank Sinatra, Weather Report, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Thelonious Monk and John Lee Hooker. He probably reached his largest audience with his drumming on Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean'.

  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Backing Vocals
  • Timbales
  • Congas
  • Rock
  • Latin
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop

Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Jazz Straight UpStanley Clarke, Leon Ndugu Chancler, Patrice Rushen2001Album
Old Friends New FriendsLeon Ndugu Chancler1989Album
Shadow Dancing / Love Anew (What You Feel Inside)Leon Ndugu Chancler And The Chocolate Jam Co.1980Single
Shadow Dancing / Send You My LoveLeon Ndugu Chancler And The Chocolate Jam Co.1980Album
Take Some TimeLeon Ndugu Chancler And The Chocolate Jam Co.1980Single
Do I Make You Feel Better?Leon Ndugu Chancler & The Chocolate Jam Co.1980Album
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