Jerry Granelli, the American-born Canadian jazz drummer best known for playing with the Vince Guaraldi Trio on the beloved soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas, has died. He was 80.

Throughout a career spanning more than 60 years, the highly regarded musician recorded more than 30 albums and performed alongside the likes of Charlie Haden, Mose Allison, Sonny Stitt, Sly Stone and Ornette Coleman.

Granelli’s work has been recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the National Library of Congress Sound Archives, the Grammy Awards, the Junos and the ECMAs.

Granelli died Tuesday morning at his home in Halifax, according to a post on his Facebook page.