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Vince Guaraldi

American jazz pianist

Vince Guaraldi

American jazz pianist
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birthday
17th
July, 1928
Death
6th
February, 1976
Birth Place
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Birth Sign
cancer
Biography

Vincent Anthony Guaraldi (July 17, 1928 – February 6, 1976), born Vincent Anthony Dellaglio, was an American jazz pianist noted for his innovative compositions and arrangements and for composing music for animated television adaptations of the Peanuts comic strip including their signature melody, “Linus and Lucy” and the holiday standard, “Christmas Time Is Here”. He is also known for his performances on piano as a member of Cal Tjader’s 1950s ensembles and for his own solo career. His 1962 composition “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” became a radio hit and won a Grammy Award in 1963 for Best Original Jazz Composition. He died of a sudden heart attack at age 47 in February 1976 moments after finishing a nightclub performance in Menlo Park, California.

instruments played
Guitar
Piano
Vocals
Associated Acts

Cal Tjader Bola Sete Brew Moore Woody Herman Gus Mancuso Frank Rosolino Conte Candoli Stan Getz Jimmy Witherspoon Jerry Granelli Ben Webster Grateful Dead

Birth Name

Vincent Anthony Dellaglio[http://www.i-italy.org/16339/vince-guaraldi-sound-yuletide-these-shores "Vince Guaraldi--the sound of Yuletide on these shores"] i-ITALY, December 24, 2010

Education

Lincoln High School San Francisco State College

Genres

West Coast jazz Latin Jazz Bossa nova Soundtrack

Known For

Peanuts animated music scores ("Linus and Lucy", "Christmas Time Is Here") "Cast Your Fate to the Wind"

Labels

Fantasy Concord Craft Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Omnivore D & D V.A.G. Publishing Columbia Masterworks Kritzerland

Occupation

Musician composer arranger producer

Other Names

"Dr. Funk" "The Italian Leprechaun"

Spouses

Shirley Moskowitz (m. 1953; div. 1970)

Website
Years Active

1953 1976

Name

Vince Guaraldi

Nationality

United States of America

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