Vince Guaraldi Similar Artists

Bing Crosby - 55% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Big Band & Swing Comedy Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Latin Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harry Lillis Crosby, 3 May 1903, Tacoma, Washington, USA, d. 14 October 1977, La Moraleja, Madrid, Spain. One of the most popular vocalists of all time, Crosby picked up his nickname through a childhood love of a strip-cartoon character in a local newspaper. After first singing with a jazz band at high school, he sang at university with a friend, Al Rinker. The duo decided t Read more

Mannheim Steamroller - 36% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Easy Listening Easy Listening Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts New Age Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Though few may admit to having heard of them, Mannheim Steamroller can boast of being one of the biggest US acts of the 80s, 90s and 00s - at least while snow covers the ground and children leave out roasted chestnuts for Santa and his reindeer. The act was the creation of Chip Davis (Louis Davis Jnr., 15 November 1947, Sylvania, Ohio, USA). On graduating from the University Read more

Harry Connick Jr. - 34% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Soundtracks Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bill Evans - 30% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock Special Interest
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Dave Brubeck - 29% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Classical Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Warren Brubeck, 6 December 1920, Concord, California, USA. Initially taught piano by his mother, Brubeck showed an immediate flair for the instrument, and was performing with local professional jazz groups throughout northern California at the age of 15 while still at high school. Enrolling at the College of the Pacific in Stockton, California, as a veterinary major, h Read more

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - 28% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Jazz
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George Winston - 27% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Blues Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz New Age New Age
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1949, Michigan, USA. Following many years of listening to music, his early heroes being Floyd Cramer, the Ventures and Booker T. And The MGs, Winston took up the piano at the age of 18. He switched to jazz after being influenced by the ‘stride’ piano of Fats Waller. The mysterious and enigmatic Winston stopped playing in 1977 until the music of Professor Longhair Read more

Nat "King" Cole - 26% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Blues Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nathaniel Adams Coles, 17 March 1919 (although 1916 and 1917 have also been cited), Montgomery, Alabama, USA, d. 15 February 1965, Santa Monica, California, USA. Cole was born into a family that was both deeply religious and intensely musical. He learned to play piano at home when only four years old through his mother, Perlina Adams Coles, and, later, played organ at the ch Read more

Perry Como - 26% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Easy Listening Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Pierino Como, 18 May 1912, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 12 May 2001, Jupiter Inlet Beach Colony, Florida, USA. Como was an accomplished popular singer with a warm baritone voice, whose repertoire included ballads, novelty numbers and singalongs. Born into a large Italian-American family in Canonsburg, he left his home town barber shop in 1933 and toured with the local b Read more

Ella Fitzgerald - 21% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ella Jane Fitzgerald, 25 April 1917, Newport News, Virginia, USA, d. 15 June 1996, Beverly Hills, California, USA. Following the disappearance of her father, Fitzgerald was taken to Yonkers, New York by her mother and her new man Joseph da Silva. At school she sang with a glee club and showed early promise, but preferred dancing to singing. Even so, chronic shyness militated Read more

Oscar Peterson - 20% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 August 1925, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, d. 23 December 2007, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Blessed with an attractive stage personality, this behemoth of mainstream jazz’s fluid technique was influenced by Art Tatum, Errol Garner and, later, George Shearing. After studying trumpet, illness redirected Peterson to the piano. His enthusiasm resulted in endless hours of p Read more

The Oscar Peterson Trio - 20% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Art Tatum - 19% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Jazz Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 October 1909, Toledo, Ohio, USA, d. 5 November 1956, Los Angeles, California, USA. Born into a musical family, Tatum was handicapped from birth by impaired sight. Blind in one eye and only partially sighted in the other, he nevertheless studied piano formally and learned to read music. By his mid-teens he was playing professionally in Toledo. He played briefly in the Spee Read more

Thelonious Monk - 19% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Jazz Music Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thelonious Sphere Monk, 11 October 1917, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA, d. 17 February 1982, Weehawken, New Jersey, USA. Monk’s family moved to New York when he was five years old. He started playing piano a year later, receiving formal tuition from the age of 11 onwards. At Stuyvesant High School he excelled at physics and maths, and also found time to play organ in Read more

Charles Brown - 18% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 September 1922, Texas City, Texas, USA, d. 21 January 1999, Oakland, California, USA. Brown’s mother died only six months after he was born and he was raised by his grandparents. Despite learning piano and church organ at the insistence of his grandparents while a child, Brown became a teacher of chemistry. In 1943, living in Los Angeles, he realized that he could ea Read more


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