Vince Guaraldi

By Nick Castro

 

Vince Guaraldi may have been most famous for playing piano on the Charlie Brown and Peanuts cartoons but he has also had an illustrious jazz career outside of that claim. Guaraldi was born in San Francisco in 1928.He attended both Lincoln High School and San Francisco State College before joining the army during the Korean War. He began playing with many late night local sessions and society gigs to build his skills when he got an opportunity to ply intermissions for jazz legend Art Tatum at the famed Black Hawk club. Guarladi was quoted as saying that Tatum's genius... Read More

City Of Origin:
San Francisco, California, United States
Genre:
Jazz, Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz
Birthdate:
07/17/1928
Death date:
02/03/1976
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