#RIP Leon ‘Ndugu’ Chancler. A great artist, teacher, and friend.
Way back in the 1990’s, when @bofsb12 and I started the West Coast office of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Ndugu was one of the FIRST jazz greats to agree to teach for our mentor program. He said “I don’t need to be paid, just make sure these young musicians pay it forward later on”.. He taught Master Classes for us, taking many young kids- who are now pros- under his wing, and didn’t charge a dime. Swipe to watch him talk about teaching, working with Miles Davis and more. We’ll miss your smile. We’ll miss the good advice you always gave. We’ll miss your talent. We’ll miss you.
📹 by #JazzVideoGuy
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