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Dave Matthews Band saxophonist, LeRoi Moore, dies at 46

Its a sad day in the world of music, LeRoi Moore, founding member of the Dave Mathews band passed away on the afternoon of August 19th, 2008 after sudden complications from a previous accident on his property outside of Charlottesville in June.

Moore, born Gary Lee Moore on September 7, 1961 in Dunn, North Carolina was a popular musician in the Charlottsville music scene prior to his his meeting with Dave Mathews. During these pre DMB years Moore Played in such acts as the Charlottesville Swing Orchestra, and with the John D’earth Quintet and was a regualr staple at Miller’s Bar the venue that one could call the melting pot in which he met Dave Mathews and other future members of DMB.

During his time with in the Dave Mathews Band he was known not only for his dynamic and crucial contribution via the sax but also for his hand at arrangement and occasional co-writing.

Godspeed on your journey LeRoi

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“And celebrate we will, because life is short but sweet for certain”


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