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Vince Guaraldi

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Birth Name: Vincent Anthony Guaraldi
Born: 1928/07/17
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 1976/02/06
Years Active: 1953–1976
Genres: Jazz

Vincent Anthony "Vince" Guaraldi (July 17, 1928 – February 6, 1976) was an Italian American jazz musician and pianist noted for his innovative compositions and arrangements and for composing music for animated adaptations of the “Peanuts” comic strip. Guaraldi was born in San Francisco, California. He attended San Francisco State University, and served as an Army cook in the Korean War. Guaraldi's first recording was made in November 1953 with Cal Tjader and came out early in 1954. The early 10 inch LP was called “The Cal Tjader Trio,” included "Chopsticks Mambo," "Vibra-Tharpe" and "Lullaby of the Leaves." By 1955, Guaraldi had his own trio with Eddie Duran and Dean Reilly. He th... Continue Bio >>

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