Vincent Anthony "Vince" Guaraldi (July 17, 1928 - February 6, 1976), born Vincent Anthony Dellaglio,[ "Vince Guaraldi--the sound of Yuletide on these shores"] i-ITALY, December 24, 2010 was an American jazz musician and pianist noted for his innovative compositions and arrangements and for composing music for animated adaptations of the Peanuts comic strip.