Vince Guaraldi Similar Artists

Mannheim Steamroller - 41% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz 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

Burl Ives - 39% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives, 14 June 1909, Hunt Township, Jasper County, Illinois, USA, d. 14 April 1995, Anacortes, Washington, USA. One of the world’s most celebrated singers of folk ballads, with a gentle, intimate style, Ives was also an actor on the stage and screen, and an anthologist and editor of folk music. The son of tenant farmers in the ‘Bible Belt’ of Read more

Bing Crosby - 35% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Big Band & Swing Comedy Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Latin Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals World Music
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

Dave Brubeck - 32% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Classical 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

George Winston - 30% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Blues Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz 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

Darlene Love - 29% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Darlene Wright, 26 July 1938, Los Angeles, California, USA. A prolific vocalist, Love began her career in 1957 as a founder member of the Blossoms. This influential girl-group not only enjoyed an extensive recording career in its own right, but also appeared on scores of sessions and as the resident singers on US television’s Shindig! Love also enjoyed a fruitful associ Read more

David Benoit - 26% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bakersfield, California, USA. Benoit gained an early appreciation of music from his parents, who played guitar and piano. He began piano lessons at the age of 14, by which time he was steeped in the influences of both Ramsey Lewis and Henry Mancini. Following his musical studies at El Camino College, he met with composer Richard Baskin and played piano on the movie soundtra Read more

Wynton Marsalis - 25% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Blues Classical Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 October 1961, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Marsalis took up the trumpet at the age of six, encouraged by his father, Ellis Marsalis, a pianist, composer and teacher. His brothers, Jason Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis and Branford Marsalis are also musicians. Before entering his teenage years he was already studying formally, but had simultaneously developed an interest in ja Read more

Paul Desmond - 22% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Jazz
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Art Tatum - 21% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jimmy Smith - 21% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Oscar Smith, 8 December 1925 (1928 is also cited by some sources), Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 8 February 2005, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. The sound of the Hammond Organ in jazz was popularized by Smith, often using the prefix ‘the incredible’ or ‘the amazing’. He became the most famous jazz organist of all times and possibly the most influenti Read more

Oscar Peterson - 21% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Vocals
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

Johnny Mathis - 19% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Royce Mathis, 30 September 1935, San Francisco, California, USA. In 1956, the 19-year-old Mathis was signed to Columbia Records where he began his career with a jazz-tinged album. A US Top 20 hit with ‘Wonderful! Wonderful!’ saw him move adroitly towards the balladeer market, and before long he was a major concert attraction, with regular appearances on highly Read more

Ramsey Lewis - 19% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis, 27 May 1935, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Lewis started playing piano at the age of six. He graduated from school in 1948, after winning both the American Legion Award as an outstanding scholar and a special award for piano services at the Edward Jenner Elementary School. He began his career as an accompanist at the Zion Hill Baptist Church, an experience o Read more

Kenny Burrell - 18% match to Vince Guaraldi

Genres: Funk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kenneth Earl Burrell, 31 July 1931, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Coming from a family that encouraged music (all his three brothers were musicians), Burrell studied classical guitar for a mere 18 months (1952-53). In 1955 he received a Bachelor of Music degree from Detroit’s Wayne University. He played guitar with the Candy Johnson Sextet in 1948, with Count Belcher in 1949 Read more


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