Candy Dulfer Bio - Biography

Name Candy Dulfer
Date of Birth 19 September 1969
Place of Birth Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Famous for
Candy Dulfer is a woman that can blow some serious sax. She was born on September 19, 1969 in The Netherlands, and is the daughter of sax legend Hans Dulfer. Thanks to him, she studied the works of many other jazz legends and learned the craft. At the age of 12, she played with Rosa King, who she has thanked for "showing her the way". It wasn't too long after that when she formed her own band called Funky Stuff, whom Madonna requested for back up on her European tours. But if there are two people she is really thankful for her getting her a break in the music business, it would be Prince and Dave Stewart. Prince had made her the center of attention for his video "Partyman" (she played a solo in the video), and she played backup on another one of his albums. Dave Stewart recruited her to play sax on the title tune for the Dutch Film, _Lily Was Here (1989)_ . This lead to a record deal with Arista, and her debut album, 'Saxuality' (on which the tune Lily Was Here is featured along with a remix of the song by DNA). The album was a hit among the "smooth jazz" crowd. She continued in 1993 by releasing her second 'Sax-A-Go-Go'. The album featured a song written by Prince, along with remakes of other tunes. After this, Candy went back to The Netherlands to release the album, 'Big Girl' in 1996. Her next album, 'For The Love Of You' followed in 1997 in which she showed her versatility by singing on a few of the tracks. In 1999, she released 'What Does It Take'. The album got critical praise and many said it rivals Saxuality as one of her best. 'Right In My Soul' was released in 2003, on which she also sings. Candy continues to have a huge fan base in The Netherlands and Europe, while having a loyal following in the United States (which includes former president Bill Clinton).

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