Candy Dulfer is an absolute favorite here at The Jazz World. Why? Well you can throw on any album and listen to ANY one track, and you will instantly become a fan. This is no exaggeration.
Let’s break it down for you:
- The slow jams are all on point
- The funk jams are some of the funkiest out there
- She is willing to experiment with different sounds
- She was one of the first jazz artists to explore EDM
- She can sing
- She is absolutely one of the best horn players in the game
I was introduced to Candy with the track Lily Was Here, the collaboration with Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics. After hearing that, I took a stab and bought For The Love Of You. MAN…..The first cut is Sexy Mood, and it had it all; A funky beat, an R&B vocal arrangement, and that SAX…I had to look at her photo on the album cover again, because that was not how I pictured her in my mind. Then I listened to the track Gititon. That was like some Zapp or One Way type of funk.
I was like, “No jazz artist can be this good.” But the hits kept on coming. Not only did they keep coming, but the variety is unlike any other artist. You want a latin flair? La Cabana. You want a rap? Candy. You want Reggae? Hey Now. EDM? Crazy. Downbeat? Electric Blue. 80’s Funk? Finger Poppin’. Slow Jam? In Deep. I can go on and on, but I am sure you get my drift.
She is always on the road, but almost always overseas. She constantly performs in Switzerland, and other nearby locations, but she does have some dates here in the States.
You can see the full schedule here: