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Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017

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Candy Dulfer

About Candy Dulfer

Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer’s music is inspired by all that’s great in jazz, disco, soul, dance and r&b, and is also a contemporary interpretation of what’s happening in music and the world today. Candy creates a deeply personal and unique blend of musical genres & influences, bound together by her trademark sound, showcasing her extreme versatility.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 26 years since Dulfer rose to fame with her high-profile collaborations with Dave Stewart (the worldwide number 1 smash “Lily was here”) and of course the legendary Prince, whose tongue-in-cheek recommendation (“When I want sax, I call Candy”) in the ‘Partyman’ video made the world sit up and notice the young, glamorous and talented sax player at his side. Their collaboration continued over the years with many studio sessions, TV show appearances, award show performances (including the Grammy Awards), and concert tours around the globe, including Candy joining Prince’s NPG band as a permanent member for his record-shattering Musicology tour & album.

Candy has been fortunate to work – both in the studio and on stage – with some of the biggest names in music, including Van Morrison, Maceo Parker, Sheila E., Mavis Staples, Lionel Richie, Beyoncé, Pink Floyd, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, and many others. Despite these high-profile collaborations, Candy has mainly focused on her solo career, starting her own band at age 13 and touring the world ever since. Her first solo album ‘Saxuality’ earned her a Grammy nomination, the combined world-wide sales of her solo albums top 2.5 million copies, and she has had several number 1 hits in the USA.

In between her many concert tours around the globe, she still manages to join Dutch female supergroup the Ladies of Soul for their annual sold-out concerts at the massive Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, is a headline performer on Jazz Cruises in the USA and Europe, is an ambassador for the Dutch ALS Foundation, and is working on her autobiography scheduled for release in the Fall of 2017.

Whether she and her band play the biggest festival stages around the world, or an intimate jazz club around the corner in Amsterdam, her fans know that her concert is always the hottest ticket in town!


What Other People Have Been Saying...

“one of the truly iconic names in contemporary jazz…” -Jazz Review

“a slick, sophisticated hybrid of soul and jazz… it’s instantly obvious a real musician is behind it.” -Toronto Sun