At a North Sea Jazz performance of sax player Candy Dulfer one thing is guaranteed: it's going to be a swell party in a familiar location. When she was only 12 years old she made her debut at this festival. Dulfer, who, as the daughter of saxophonist Hans Dulfer, was spoon-fed wit jazz and funk, has become an expert in putting together a band. She demands hard workers, solid soloists and spirited musicians. She's grown accustomed to quality and has been rubbing shoulders with the world's top players. Maceo Parker, Van Morrison, Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin, Blondie, Dave Stewart and Prince: at some time or other they all lined up to perform with this likable musician. Musical friend and drummer Sheila E. also adores Candy's sound. The sax player was featured as a special guest during Sheila's tour with the stout all-girl-band C.O.E.D. Dulfer presents a musical collage of old Funky Stuff hits ánd - of course - new material, featuring two fellow musicians from Prince's band: keyboardist and singer Chance Howard and bass player Rhonda Smith.