It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora Plus subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora Plus trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora Plus trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora Plus.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Candy Dulfer

Dutch saxophonist/vocalist Candy Dulfer is a charismatic and gifted performer known for her funky, genre-bending take on smooth jazz, dance-pop, and instrumental R&B. Initially brought to the public's attention via appearances with Prince, Dulfer (whose influences range from Sonny Rollins and Miles Davis to Maceo Parker and David Sanborn) went on to become a hugely successful crossover jazz star.

Born in Amsterdam in 1969, Dulfer was raised in a musical family, the daughter of Hans Dulfer, a respected jazz tenor saxophonist. Starting out on drums at age five, she switched first to soprano saxophone and eventually settled on alto saxophone at age seven. While jazz was an early love, Dulfer also listened to a variety of genres while growing up, from AM pop and metal to hard rock and soul. Nonetheless, influenced by her tenor saxophone-playing father, she began studying the styles of artists like Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, and Dexter Gordon. The rough, swaggering tenor style impacted how she approached playing the alto and helped her stand out early on. Later, she would incorporate the influence of similarly inclined alto luminaries like Earl Bostic, Cannonball Adderley, Maceo Parker, and David Sanborn.

After spending her earlier years playing in local concert bands, by age ten Dulfer was good enough to be a featured soloist in her father's group. Her first professional work came at age 12 when she joined American expatriate saxophonist/vocalist Rosa King's band. While with King, she played the North Sea Jazz Festival where she first heard David Sanborn perform live. Inspired by the experience and taking King's advice, Dulfer formed her own group, the R&B-influenced Funky Stuff. Though still in her teens, Dulfer and the Funky Stuff were to open for Madonna on several stops of the pop star's Who's That Girl Tour. During this time, she also caught the ear of Prince, who showcased her in a live concert and later, featured her in the video for his song "Partyman." This led to other high-profile gigs for Dulfer, including session work with Eurythmics guitarist/producer Dave Stewart as well as live dates with Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin, and Pink Floyd.

In 1990, Dulfer made her solo recording debut with the Ulco Bed-produced Saxuality on RCA Records. A break-out success, the album charted well in Europe and the U.S. and eventually reached gold certification status with sales in excess of a half-million units worldwide. Critically, the album was also well-received, garnering Dulfer plaudits for her playful but organic take on smooth jazz, as well as earning her a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

Her follow-up, 1991's Sax-a-Go-Go, was also a hit, spending a month on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. Also produced by Bed, the album found Dulfer collaborating with a handful of her musical heroes, including the JB's and the Tower of Power horns. Her third album, 1993's Big Girl, was a similarly successful, stylistically varied effort that revealed her love of hip-hop and rap. Produced by Bed and multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/arranger Thomas Bank (both of whom would remain regular collaborators with Dulfer), the album also featured a guest appearance by longtime Dulfer idol David Sanborn.

Along with touring and appearing with other artists, Dulfer released several more equally successful, genre-crossing outings including 1997's For the Love of You and 1999's What Does It Take? which found her adding her own vocals to the mix. In 2002, she paired with her father for Dulfer and Dulfer, followed a year later by the electronic-tinged Right in My Soul. Electronic dance music, as well as funky R&B and Latin-flavored romantic balladry would all be on the table for her next two albums, 2007's Candy Store and 2009's Funked Up!

For 2011's Crazy, Dulfer moved even further into dance music, exploring dubstep textures with producer Printz Board (the Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Macy Gray). Over the next several years she toured and continued to expand her profile, appearing as a celebrity judge & talent coach on the Dutch edition of The X Factor in 2013. She also formed the all-female R&B supergroup Ladies of Soul with longtime friends Trijntje Oosterhuis, Glennis Grace, Berget Lewis, and Edsilia Rombley. Together they headlined a handful of well-attended concerts at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome, later released as live albums. In 2016, Dulfer delivered her 12th studio album, Together. ~ Matt Collar
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Crazy

1. Stop All That Noise

2. Crazy

3. Hey Now

4. Flame

5. Good Music

6. Complic8ted Lives

7. Calling Next Door

8. Electric Blue

9. In Or Out

10. I Do

11. Rocket Rocket

12. No End

13. Open Up

14. Please Don't Stop

15. Too Close

x

Track List: Funked Up!

1. First In Line

2. My Funk

3. Still I Love You

4. Step Up

5. Don't Go

6. Cd 101.9

7. Bliss 2 This

8. Finger Poppin'

9. Be Cool

10. On & On

11. True & Tender

12. Roppongi Panic

x

Track List: Candy Store

1. Candy

2. L.A. Citylights

3. Music Love

4. La Cabana

5. 11:58

6. Summertime

7. Soulsax

8. Smokin' Gun

9. Back To Juan

10. If I Ruled The World

11. Everytime

12. Finsbury Park Cafe 67 (2007 Version)

x

Track List: Saxuality / Sax-A-Go-Go

Disc 1

1. Lily Was Here

2. Pee Wee

3. Saxuality

4. So What

5. Jazzid

6. Heavenly City

7. Donja

8. There Goes The Neighbourhood

10. Get The Funk!

11. Home Is Not A House

Disc 2

1. 2 Funky

2. Sax-A-Go-Go

3. Mister Marvin

4. Man In The Desert

5. Bob's Jazz

6. Jamming

7. I Can't Make You Love Me

8. Pick Up The Pieces

9. Compared To What

10. Sunday Afternoon

x

Track List: Live At Montreux 2002

1. Dance

2. Omara's Dance (live)

3. Longin' For The Funk (live)

4. I'll Be Released

5. Do Watchu Like

6. Sax-A-Go-Go Pts 1 & 2 (live)

7. Ooh Let's Go

8. Lily Was Here

9. 2 Miles

10. Pick Up The Pieces (live)

11. Gimme Some More

12. Pass The Peas (live)

x

Track List: Right In My Soul

1. My Love

2. Let Me Show You

3. Right In My Soul

4. Power To The People

5. It's My Life

6. Everyday People

7. Play A Little Game

8. Finsbury Park, Café 67

9. Freak Out

10. December

11. Valdez In The Country

12. What's In Your Head (Single Edit)

13. Let Me Show You (JHQ Drum 'n Bass Mix)

14. Lost And Gone

x

Track List: What Does It Take

1. Mr. Slim

2. Fred's Joint

3. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love For Me)

4. Nikki's Dream

5. Soullala

6. 2025

7. So Cool

8. Island Lady

9. I'm The One

10. No Problem

11. Cookie (From The Motion Picture Soundtrack "Cookie's Fortune")

x

Track List: The Best Of Candy Dulfer

1. For The Love Of You

2. ILU

3. Lily Was Here

4. Pick Up The Pieces

5. 2 Miles

6. Smooth

7. Mister Marvin

8. So What

9. Jamming

10. Bird

11. For The Love Of You (Candy's On And On Mix)

x

Track List: For The Love Of You

1. Saxy Intro

2. Saxy Mood

3. Gititon

4. For The Love Of You

5. Smooth

6. Give Me Some More

7. Once You Get Started

8. Bird

9. Wish You Were Here

10. Allright

11. Sunday Cool

12. Girls Should Stick Together

x

Track List: Sax-A-Go-Go

1. 2 Funky

2. Sax-A-Go-Go

3. Mister Marvin

4. Man In The Desert

5. Bob's Jazz

6. Jamming

7. I Can't Make You Love Me

8. Pick Up The Pieces

9. Sunday Afternoon

x

Track List: Saxuality

1. Lily Was Here

2. Pee Wee

3. Saxuality

4. So What

5. Jazzid

6. Heavenly City

7. Donja

8. There Goes The Neighbourhood

9. Mr. Lee

10. Get The Funk

11. Home Is Not A House

12. Lily Was Here (DNA Remix)

Comments

Report as inappropriate
LOVE Love love that's all I can say! !!!
Report as inappropriate
aj_beau
This is AJBeau in the Nati.....LOV I N SOME CANDY....SEX Y P H O N I S T
Report as inappropriate
Love her upbeat Jazz sounds! Smooth jazz great for long highway driving.
Report as inappropriate
Makes me wanna relocate to Holland for more reasons than the superb "chillaxing" vibe this track evokes!
Report as inappropriate
The woman is smooth, and she plays with passion!
Report as inappropriate
I think she was playing this for me lo nice jam!
Report as inappropriate
There's nothing like SMOOTH JAZZ to calm the Savage beast like me.
Thank God for Smooth Jazz !
Report as inappropriate
love her I need to see her live again!!
Report as inappropriate
Wow. She is a rarity in the sax world that should keep going. She's cool.
Report as inappropriate
Love the sound
Report as inappropriate
LOVE HER SHE'S AWESOME
Report as inappropriate
bigdaddyfree z e
Love everything U play,; can' get enuf of your music-BDF(u know)+ Rose!!! C u soon!
Report as inappropriate
Listing to Smooth' lets U know. the girls gets it ! Such a Teaser ! And the band plays on......
Report as inappropriate
lmbr215
Sexy and invigorating . . . . . . That's how it makes me feel!
Report as inappropriate
Give my gurl her props.....ba d d azz jam gurl......yo u can't help but MOVE to this beat. Reppin fo the women of Jazz music.... yeahhhh!
Report as inappropriate
alansmithcfl
Listen to jazz sax all day and this song blows them all away! Lily was here! And then some!
Report as inappropriate
harden.s
She is great, is she still playing now and latest music?
Report as inappropriate
A lot of us has ......"Wrong l y Down-placed Our female Counter-part . W h e n it comes to Paying -a-same-dues $ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "
Report as inappropriate
ibakecakes2
I love this artist!
Report as inappropriate
she is very Sexey
Report as inappropriate
Sliky
What a beautiful talent
Report as inappropriate
Candy is Saxey! I love her as well. Indeed.
Report as inappropriate
wow, smooth.....
Report as inappropriate
I love her music....so chillaxin!!! !
Report as inappropriate
millieqg
Listening to this brings back beautiful times. Nothing like it!
Report as inappropriate
Love, love, love Candy Dulfer!
Report as inappropriate
I have enjoyed her since the 90s Kudos to Prince for such a sweet find,she is a wonderful breath of freshness. Lily Was Here!
Report as inappropriate
Hotness!!!
Report as inappropriate
Her music is my prozac
Report as inappropriate
bsu06
In my humble opinion...on e of the best
Report as inappropriate
I saw her on the Dave Koz Christmas tour, she was great and so sexy. She should marry me.
Report as inappropriate
I wish she'd marry me.
Report as inappropriate
Candy Dulfer is bad....reall y like her style...very soothing and easy to unwind to...
Report as inappropriate
NICE SOUND!!!!!
Report as inappropriate
This My jam
Report as inappropriate
Sweet!!!
Report as inappropriate
Don't stop sweet candy
Report as inappropriate
Funky as all get out!! I hear Ol' School James Brown FUNK all up in this! YESSS!
Report as inappropriate
maria0411.mm
Omg old time favorite
Report as inappropriate
Beautiful music and relaxing
Report as inappropriate
cgm2812
Lordy, this woman married a "lil' boy"...lol
Report as inappropriate
Love it, the world of jazz needs more of such takent. Nice looking too. What a combo.
Report as inappropriate
a bad girl really great !
Report as inappropriate
victoriasny
lovely find :)
Report as inappropriate
Been a fan since day 1
Report as inappropriate
kimlewis
She is a beast!! Love Lover her, she can blow and sing.
Report as inappropriate
blackknight5 7
smokin hot !!!!!!!
Report as inappropriate
awesome...i just saw Candy in concert for the first time with Dave Koz and Jonathan Butler in Atlanta!...t h i s girl has rhythym...sh e knows how to captivate her audience and perform...wa r m stage personality. . . c a n ' t wait to bring her to Dallas, TX
Report as inappropriate
Smooth Jazz fan, and Candy is definitely on my play list. . .
Report as inappropriate
First time hearing her music I am a fan now
Show more

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[81, 84, 93, 90, 92, 72, 126, 71, 97, 97, 82, 112, 81, 95, 119, 77, 127, 111, 104, 88, 102, 67, 113, 97, 90, 86, 79, 70, 114, 113, 78, 68, 79, 123, 76, 73, 123, 118, 109, 126, 83, 103, 84, 64, 70, 123, 82, 84, 111, 121, 110, 92, 92, 72, 114, 85, 125, 71, 76, 81, 94, 70, 75, 98, 127, 80, 81, 87, 125, 81, 76, 122, 70, 90, 88, 107, 83, 96, 117, 103, 70, 86, 102, 125, 109, 114, 73, 100, 93, 121, 122, 124, 77, 118, 122, 115, 116, 106, 125, 117, 119, 104, 108, 126, 101, 124, 86, 68, 76, 97, 79, 127, 89, 116, 74, 123, 88, 90, 104, 91, 99, 81, 81, 91, 101, 70, 80, 108, 126, 93, 88, 113, 79, 111, 108, 110, 67, 88, 103, 109, 122, 79, 111, 88, 115, 126, 116, 101, 65, 90, 107, 68, 92, 111, 88, 110, 107, 127, 102, 68, 81, 120, 92, 74, 86, 127, 68, 125, 65, 65, 101, 96, 64, 68, 88, 106, 106, 79, 82, 91, 107, 71, 98, 89, 79, 91, 108, 93, 81, 107, 68, 66, 76, 94, 120, 127, 101, 107, 79, 74, 109, 80, 97, 80, 89, 123, 125, 64, 99, 87, 67, 81, 74, 91, 113, 110, 91, 121, 110, 111, 94, 116, 72, 118, 72, 85, 64, 118, 105, 116, 80, 72, 89, 65, 73, 81, 115, 94, 97, 116, 110, 124, 98, 67, 69, 71, 123, 64, 101, 115, 108, 67, 88, 70, 92, 115, 70, 102, 105, 87, 107, 81, 71, 84, 113, 74, 101, 90, 107, 102, 100, 78, 76, 99, 125, 99, 82, 110, 103, 118, 72, 106, 122, 71, 72, 81, 81, 107, 90, 119, 117, 66, 66, 84, 111, 78, 73, 83, 75, 75, 103, 101, 124, 70, 84, 126, 122, 119, 73, 71, 102, 67, 90, 90, 66, 114, 126, 76, 126, 76, 68, 117, 99, 125, 82, 103, 84, 104, 96, 101, 95, 77, 75, 106, 69, 104, 124, 64, 95, 126, 77, 111, 90, 66, 111, 66, 71, 116, 120, 92, 86, 73, 65, 122, 87, 110, 98, 96, 85, 119, 108, 65, 82, 113, 85, 82, 84, 99, 124, 88, 88, 120, 104, 89, 64, 105, 113, 71, 93, 112, 126, 120, 114, 90, 67, 65, 64, 97, 75, 115, 121, 118, 74, 104, 107, 120, 70, 103, 84, 107, 101, 73, 86, 121, 64, 119, 117, 64, 122, 85, 82, 111, 98, 109, 86, 107, 106, 82, 121, 79, 125, 120, 112, 80, 67, 73, 78, 76, 66, 122, 107, 82, 69, 85, 104, 98, 67, 121, 125, 104, 65, 118, 87, 83, 64, 111, 110, 69, 95, 73, 107, 109, 82, 80, 105, 88, 110, 103, 75, 99, 115, 66, 103, 115, 64, 64, 122, 96, 104, 73, 110, 106, 67, 124, 70, 75, 89, 123, 68, 96, 114, 73, 95, 71, 75, 91, 85, 73, 104, 98, 112, 93, 99, 118, 113, 78, 122, 95, 64, 84, 102, 93, 86, 85, 74, 69, 121, 70, 105, 69, 108, 120]