Candy Dulfer, the contemporary saxophone powerhouse, is coming to the 12th John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival. She will perform with Dave Koz and the Summer Horns which includes Eric Darius and vocalist Maysa on Saturday, September 2, 2023.
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It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 30 years since Candy Dulfer rose to fame with her high-profile collaborations with Dave Stewart. They produced the worldwide number 1 smash “Lily Was Here.” Then there is the legendary Prince, whose tongue-in-cheek recommendation, “When I want sax, I call Candy,” in the “Partyman” video. Their collaboration continued over the years with many studio sessions, TV show appearances, award show performances, 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 Dulfer 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 Award nomination and the combined world-wide sales of her solo albums top 2.5 million copies. 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, and is an ambassador for the Dutch ALS Foundation.