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The Music Of Vince Guaraldi (Christmas Special)


For years, we’ve all heard jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi. He came to popularity because his is the music you hear under the Charlie Brown Peanuts specials including “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Because of that, Guaraldi’s playing seems burned into our consciousness. But the Peanuts guy was a prolific jazz musician, pianist and composer too and we’ll explore that side of him with his biographer and pianist Chad Lawson. We’ll also share ‘A Cup of Christmas Tea’ for a special holiday edition of Charlotte Talks.

Originally aired December 6, 2013
Lonnie Davis - President and Executive Director, Jazz Arts Initiative and an accomplished jazz flutist
Chad Lawson - Pianist and Composer - solo performer and Chad Lawson Trio
Derrick Bang - Author, Vince Guaraldi at the Piano and 50 Years of Happiness: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz

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