Candy Dulfer (born 19 September 1969) is a popular Dutch smooth jazz alto saxophonist. She started to play saxophone at the age of six. She has had her own band, Funky Stuff, since she was fourteen. Her debut album Saxuality (1990) received a Grammy Award nomination. Over the years she released nine studio albums, two live albums, and one compilation album. She has performed and recorded songs with several other musicians, such as her father Hans Dulfer, Prince, Dave Stewart, René Froger, Van Morrison, and Maceo Parker.
Candy Dulfer was born on 19 September 1969 in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, as the daughter of saxophonist Hans Dulfer.She played drums at the age of five.On her own initiative, and never pushed by her father, she wanted to play the saxophone. As a six-year-old she started to play on a soprano saxophone, because her father's tenor saxophone was too heavy.She switched to alto saxophone at the age of seven, and played in the local concert band Jeugd Doet Leven in Zuiderwoude.Apart from some basic musical training in a concert band and a few months of music lessons, she taught herself how to play the sax.