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Candy Dulfer

Alto saxophonist Candy Dulfer was brought into the limelight by Prince, who introduced her to the world via his video for "Partyman." Raised in a family heavily involved in the Dutch jazz scene, Dulfer is the daughter of Hans Dulfer, a respected jazz tenor saxophonist. Thanks to him, she listened to and studied the recordings of Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, and Dexter Gordon. He also introduced her to the stage early in life. When she was 12, she began playing in a band with Rosa King, an American expatriate who lived in Holland. Her career began by playing with brass bands but soon she was fronting her own band, Funky Stuff, who were invited to backup Madonna for part of her European tour. She began leading the band at age 15. Her appearances with Prince led to session work with Eurythmics guitarist/producer Dave Stewart, who gave Dulfer a credit on "Lily Was Here," which reached number six in the U.K. and number one on the Dutch radio charts in 1990. Recording sessions for her debut album were followed by more guest star dates with Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin, and Pink Floyd.

Her debut, Saxuality, released later in 1990 for RCA Records, was very successful in Europe and the U.S. While it was by no means a straight-ahead jazz album, her funky alto sax stylings caught on with fans of contemporary jazz at several recently launched "smooth jazz" radio stations around the U.S. Saxuality was nominated for a Grammy and certified gold for sales in excess of a half-million units worldwide. Her 1991 album Sax-a-Go-Go includes "Sunday Afternoon," a song by Prince, and also teams her up with some of her musical mentors, the JB's and the Tower of Power horns. Her other influences include Sonny Rollins and David Sanborn, and while Dulfer hasn't carved the niche for herself that Sanborn has in the jazz world, she does have a great career ahead of her as she continues to synthesize classic R&B, blues, pop, and jazz in her own unique, creative ways. In 1999, she released What Does It Take with Girls' Night Out and Right In My Soul following in 2001 and 2003 respectively. ~ Richard Skelly
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cortez.barne s 8 5
I love her and who would have ever known prince brought her out and she worked with Madonna wooow
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darleop1
very nice...never heard of her but I like it!
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5 stars
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That's a smooth groove there!!!
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misstrinity7 9
Nice work and nice musicians Mrs. Dulfer
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Awesome talent.... Saw her perform on the Smooth Jazz Cruise.... Lily Was here is my favorite.
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I saw her a few years ago with Dave Koz on his Christmas smooth jazz tour. She was great and what a presence on stage wailing on her sax and strutting around in stilletto heels. Hubba hubba
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I had the honor of meeting Candy. I got meet her back stage. We took a picture together, she signed my poster and I gave her a kiss on her cheek. Best time ever!
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Great to hear this lady, sounding so good!
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Good music a Pretty Lady!!!!!
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Candy your the reason I want to study the alto I came from a family of Jazz your amazing keep up the good work
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A Candy Dulfer classic!
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dmaxie64
Baadass
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Saxuality!!! !
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About 6 months ago I heard her on the radio and wrote Candi D down. Now I finally caught her on Pandora and if you come to the Midwest I'm there. Robert "Indiana" Jones.
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CATCH HER ON YOUTUBE PLAYING THE AWB HIT 'PICK UP THE PIECES'...SH E IS AWESOME!!!
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Love the sounds of this Talented and Beautiful Sista ! Love you girl
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fasrn1979
Have been listening for awhile and enjoying what I hear. Deep soul reaching rhythms and feeling alive vibes. Thank you!
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dbergendorf2
Does Candy practice safe sax?
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Sweet as Candi!!!!
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An Amazing Talent.
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Incredible tone quality.
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Mmhmm
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A great talent...
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Beauty & talent wrapped up in a wholesome musical package! The one & only Candy Dulfer.
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The song you played was not Candy it was David Sanborn get it right!!!
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This is my first time hearing about Ms. Candy Dulfer. This girl is bad as h---! She has a smooth and unique sound. Go Girl!
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I cannot believe this girl is bad as h---. Her sound is so smooth and unique. I love it! Good Ms. Dulfer
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hmbonner3
I knew she'd be a great addition to the wonderful world of smoothjazz from the start, and pretty darn saxy too..HMB
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Alfoti1940

SMOOOOTH--Ca n d y is so smooth and beautiful--- y u m m m m y
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Candy is very sweet.
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I'm like kids in a candy store when hear her blow the that sax she the Candy I long for...Thank ma'am.
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johnmargie6
Wow, wow, wow......She Sax!
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george.c.jon e s 1
Saw Caddy at Capital Jazz Fest, DC a few year ago. Been a fan every since. Keep I t mellow.
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11:58: California is 2 hours behind my time. I live in Omaha, Nebraska.
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susan.giddin g s
This lady can play... you go girl!!!!
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impressed!
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edickens4
I love your music. Elbert richmond,va
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Unfortunatel y I am not able to look at this woman's picture and listen to her music at the same time, as my ears start to smoke . . . ;>/
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this is my baby!!!!
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That's right keep it sweet as candy!
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If you Ruled the World we would have Candy alllllllll theeeeee timmmme!!!!! ! G o Miss Lady.Yeaa
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Excuse my spelling trying to see in the dark. Just love you woman. Keep bringing it on. Smh...
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I'm here listening to you for the first time. And I'm just in awe of the we you are manufacturer around these notes..omg woman. You are a bad beautiful lady. Much props to you. You're gonna have many positive prosperous days ahead in your future. Love n' you alot!
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SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR NEPHEW BRENDA!!..I REALLY ENJOY HER MUSIC ALSO.
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I have enjoyed her music and she and my nephew did a gig togerther before he passed away JMJ Trio.
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kjohnson4165
Saw Candy live last week on the Smooth Jazz Cruise - fantastic!
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Love uit
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the girl's got it going on!!!!!
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I have been a fan since watching her in the Prince video Candyman from the 1989 Batman soundtrack. She can play the sax!
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