Vince GuaraldiVince Guaraldi
- February 6
) was a jazz musician
best known for composing music for animated
adaptations of the Peanuts comic strip
He was born in San Francisco, California.
In his first serious gig, he had to fill in for Art Tatum.
His first recording came in 1953 when he played on the Cal Tjader Trio release Vibratharpe. By 1955, Guaraldi had put together his own trio with Eddie Duran and Dean Reilly.
He died of a sudden heart attack at age 47 between sets at Butterfield's in Menlo Park, California.