Leon Ndugu Chancler
American soul, funk and jazz drummer, percussionist, songwriter and producer, born July 1, 1952 in Shreveport, LA, USA, died February 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Member of [a=Santana] from 1974 to 1976.
Chancler was highly sought after as a studio percussionist, and worked with many artists such as [a=George Duke], [a=Patrice Rushen], [a=Hubert Laws], [a=The Crusaders], [a=Frank Sinatra], [a=Weather Report], [a=Lionel Richie], [a=Kenny Rogers], [a=Thelonious Monk] and [a=John Lee Hooker]. He probably reached his largest audience with his drumming on [a=Michael Jackson]'s 'Billie Jean'.