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Candy Dulfer

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  • Candy Dulfer was born on September 19th, 1969, in Amsterdam. She is well known for her saxophone playing talents and occasional singing. Dulfer released 11 studio albums and received a Grammy nomination.

    Candy started playing saxophone when she was just six years old. A year later, she became a member of a local Dutch group Jeugd Doet Leven. It should be noted that with the exception of a couple music lessons, Candy studied everything on her own.

    Her first solo performance was done with her father’s band. A couple years later, she assisted in recording an LP for her father’s band De Perikles.

    In 1984, Dulfer established her own band Funky Stuff. 3 years later the band performed at the opening of Madonna’s concerts in Europe. The band was giving concerts all over Netherlands and most of the time the tickets were sold out.

    In 1988, Funky Stuff performed at Prince’s concert in Netherlands. Candy was part of Prince’s music video and was even mentioned in one of his songs.

  • In the late 1980’s, Candy worked with a guitarist and producer of Eurythmics Dave Stewart. Together with him, Dulfer wrote one of her most famous songs “Lily Was Here”. The single got to the 6th spot on the UK singles chart and topped Dutch music chart.

    In 1990, Dulfer played with Pink Floyd and released her first album Saxuality, which was nominated for a Grammy award. Soon her popularity reached the USA and she became one of the most famous jazz artists in the country. Her most popular songs were “For The Love of You” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me”.

    In 2001, Dulfer released a duet album Dulfer Dulfer, which she worked on with her father.

    In 2007, Candy released her ninth studio album Candy Store, which reached the second spot on the US Contemporary Jazz chart and got to the 32nd place on the Dutch music chart. The same year she became a host of her own show Candy meets…”.

    Her most recent album Crazy was released in November 2011. Candy Dulfer still gives concerts and writes new music.

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