Candy Dulfer & Funky Stuff:
her concert in Zurich
Added on September 11, 2013
The female saxophone player Candy Dulfer
will perform at Kaufleuten Zurich on October 22, 2013. The lady who first
became famous playing together with Dave Stewart on the hit Lily Was Here
and later performed together with Prince, Maceo Parker, Van Morrison, Beyoncé
and others is a musician that should not be missed. She will be accompanied
by DJ and drummer Kikke as well as her longtime guitarist Ulco Bed. - Music
by Candy Dulfer at
Biography of Candy Dulfer
Article added in
No. 1, December 1999
On September 19, 1969, Candy Dulfer was born in a small village near
Amsterdam (Netherlands). She grew up in a family involved in the Dutch
jazz scene. Her father, Hans Dulfer, a respected tenor saxophonist, exposed
her to the talents of Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins and Dexter Gordon.
Her mother Inge is her manager. Candy Dulfer started playing the saxophone
at seven, had her first gig with her father at eleven. She played first
with brass bands, founded her first band aged forteen, began performing
on the jazz club circuit and started fronting her current band Funky Stuff.
They got invited to support Madonna on part of her 1987 European tour.
A similar support slot with Prince was abruptly cancelled, but the star
made amends by inviting Candy Dulfer onstage during one of his shows. The
resulting recording sessions with Prince, and in particular the video mix
of Party Man with a cry of when I want sax, I call for Candy,
made her famous. This led to session work with Eurythmics guitarist, David
Stewart, who gave Candy a joint credit on Lily Was Here, a UK number
6 hit in 1990. Further credits have found her working with Dave Gilmour,
Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison and Pink Floyd. Her boyfriend is band member
Thomas Bank (keyboards). They live in Amsterdam.
Candy Dulfer & Funky Stuff (Candy Dulfer as/voc, Thomas Bank
keyb, Roger Happel keyb/voc, Ulco Bed g, Jan van Duikeren tp, Peter Lieberom
ts, Manuel Hugas b, Oscar Kraal dm)
On November 23, 1999 the concert in Zurich (Volkshaus) by Candy Dulfer &
Funky Stuff was a mix of old and new. Among the first tunes were
the Sonny Rollins' compositions Iron Lady and No Problem
(the latter song is on her new CD What does it take). After a tribute
to David Sandborn and funk music of the seventies, Candy Dulfer & Funky
Stuff played, in contrast to the rest of the program, a ballad: So Cool
(from What does it take). The keyboard beginning was a little cheap,
but as soon as the whole band joined in, the sound was full. It is one
of her best songs on the new album, together with the title song featuring
Jonathan Butler as well as Cookie from the motion picture soundtrack
Fortune. In the concert, the title song from Girl's Night Out
as well as I'm The One from What does it take followed. Another
composition with a solo by the second saxophone demonstrated the quality
gap between some of Candy Dulfer's seven-men-band and herself. Her program
included afterwards a tribute to James Brown, It's alright and Nikki's
Dream from What does it take. After that, she announced Funkyness
a song reflecting her philosophy of life. But Funyness was not convincing,
neither on the instrumental nor on the vocal side. But with Shake it
Shake it and Sax-A-Go-Go, Candy Dulfer & Funky Stuff proofed
once again to be a hot live act. The only thing missing: a top lead singer.
got to go announced the end of two hours of funky dance music with
jazz elements. The crowd was more than pleased. - Music by Candy Dulfer at
Candy Dulfer: Crazy, 2012. Bestellen bei Amazon.de
Candy Dulfer: Live in Amsterdam, 2001. Get the CD from Amazon.de.
What Does It Take, 1999.
Get the CD from Amazon.com.
Girls Night Out, 1999. CD bestellen bei Amazon.de.
For The Love Of You, 1998. Get the CD from Amazon.com,
Sax-A-Gogo, 1993. Get the album from Amazon.com,
Saxuality, 1992. Get the CD from Amazon.com,