Datum: Dienstag, 11. Juli 2017
Ort: Quasimodo, Berlin ( Kantstraße 12a · 10623 Berlin)
Dutch saxophonist CANDY DULFER continues to push boundaries with the release of hernew album TOGETHER.
The album was inspired by all that’s great in jazz, disco, soul, dance and r&b, but is also acontemporary interpretation of what’s happening in music and the world today. Candycreated a deeply personal and unique blend of musical genres & influences, boundtogether by her trademark sound, showcasing her extreme versatility.It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 26 years since Candy Dulfer rose to fame with herhigh-profile collaborations with Dave Stewart (the worldwide number 1 smash “Lily washere”) and of course the legendary Prince, whose tongue-in-cheek recommendation(“When I want sax, I call Candy”) in the ‘Partyman’ video made the world sit up andnotice the young, glamorous and talented sax player at his side.
Their collaborationcontinued over the years with many studio sessions, TV show appearances, award showperformances (including the Grammy Awards), and concert tours around the globe,including Candy joining Prince’s NPG band as a permanent member for his recordshatteringMusicology tour & album.
Candy has been fortunate to work – both in the studio and on stage – with some of thebiggest 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, startingher own band at age 13 and touring the world ever since.Her first solo album ‘Saxuality’ earned her a Grammy Award nomination, the combinedworld-wide sales of her solo albums top 2.5 million copies, and she has had severalnumber 1 hits in the USA.In between her many concert tours around the globe, she still manages to join Dutchfemale supergroup the Ladies of Soul for their annual sold-out concerts at the massiveAmsterdam Ziggo Dome, is a headline performer on Jazz Cruises in the USA and Europe,is an ambassador for the Dutch ALS Foundation, and is working on her autobiograpyscheduled for release in the Fall of 2017.
Whether she and her band play the biggest festival stages around the world, or anintimate jazz club around the corner in Amsterdam, her fans know that her concert isalways the hottest ticket in town. Catch her and her renewed band on tour in Europe, Asiaand the USA! Tourdates can be found on her website www.candydulfer.nlLook for Candy’s new album TOGETHER in stores April 2017.