Vince Guaraldi was an American jazz pianist and composer. Born on July 17, 1928 in San Francisco, California, he made a significant impact on the jazz scene during his career. His music is known for its melodic and rhythmic style, often incorporating elements of Latin and bossa nova. Guaraldi's most famous work includes composing the iconic soundtrack for the beloved Peanuts television specials. He passed away on February 6, 1976 in Menlo Park, California.