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The Vince Guaraldi Story
It’s Jazz, Charlie Brown: The Vince Guaraldi Story
Airs Thursday, December 26 at 7 p.m. Vince Guaraldi wrote some of the most popular music ever composed by a jazz artist. Drawing on boogie-woogie, blues, bebop, Latin jazz, and bossa nova, he created a magical and evocative sound that was heard by millions of listeners around the world through the Peanuts TV specials, beginning with “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in 1965.
Though the commercial success of those specials gave Guaraldi economic security, he continued to play jazz gigs at small clubs till the end of his life. Intense, exploratory and devoted to his craft, he left a profoundly jazzy stamp on American popular culture.