Canopus Drums are sad to announce that Jazz/fusion/Pops great, and Canopus Accessory Artist, Leon “Ndugu” Chancler, passed away on February 3, 2018, at age 65.
He made many important musical marks in so many different genres playing with legendary artists like George Duke, Miles Davis, Carlos Santana, Weather Report, Michael Jackson, Patrice Rushen, Huge Masekela, Frank Sinatra, Lionel Riche, James Brown, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton and many more.
Canopus is very proud to have been associated with great artist like Mr. Chancler. We send deepest condolences to all his family, friends and everyone who knew him. We are so glad to be a part of his drumming, serve his passion and the music.