LOS ANGELES—Dave Matthews Band saxophone player LeRoi Moore, one of the group's founding members and a key part of its eclectic jazz-infused sound, died Tuesday from injuries he sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident in June. He was 46.
Moore had classical training but said jazz was his main musical influence, according to a biography on the band's Web site. "But at this stage I don't really consider myself a jazz musician," Moore said in the biography. Playing with the Dave Matthews Band was "almost better than a jazz gig," he said. "I have plenty of space to improvise, to try new ideas." Lead singer Dave Matthews credited Moore with arranging many of his songs.