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Candy Dulfer Plays at San Francisco Jazz

Ring in the New Year with Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer in the US of A. Candy will play at San Francisco Jazz along with Maceo Parker, the king of the funky saxophone and one of the primary architects of modern R&B.

It’s been almost 30 years since Candy Dulfer rose to fame with her high-profile collaborations with Dave Stewart (the worldwide number 1 smash ‘Lily was here’) and the legendary Prince, whose tongue-in-cheek recommendation (‘When I want sax, I call Candy’) in the ‘Partyman’ video made the world sit up and notice the young, glamorous and talented sax player at his side. Their collaboration continued over the years with many studio sessions, TV show appearances, award show performances (including the Grammy Awards), 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 working – 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 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, the combined worldwide sales of her solo albums top 2.5 million copies, and 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.

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