Hans Dulfer

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Hans Dulfer
Hans Dulfer 1969.jpg
Hans Dulfer in 1969
Background information
Born (1940-05-28) 28 May 1940 (age 77)
Origin Amsterdam, Netherlands
Genres Jazz, jazz fusion
Instruments Tenor saxophone
Years active 1957–present
Associated acts Candy Dulfer, Frank Wright

Hans Dulfer (born 28 May 1940) is a Dutch jazz musician who plays tenor saxophone.

Hans Dulfer was born on 28 May 1940 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He began at age 17 and has been referred to as "Big boy" because of his album of the same name. At the end of the sixties he and Herbert Noord (Hammond organ) founded a quartet that played saxophone/organ funk. He has done a good deal of cross-over jazz or jazz fusion and even worked with Punk rockers at one point. He has recorded an album with fellow saxophonist Frank Wright titled "El Saxofón". He has comparatively high popularity in Japan[1] where Hyperbeat was a top-selling CD by instrumental standards. Furthermore, Japanese film maker Masaaki Yuasa stated that he listened to Hans Dulfer's music while working on Mind Game.[2]

Hans Dulfer is the father of saxophonist Candy Dulfer and the two worked together on the album Dulfer Dulfer, whose title refers in part to Hans.


Selected albums:

  • Candy Clouds (1971)
  • El Saxofon (1972)
  • Express Delayed (1978)
  • Big Boy (1994)
  • Hyperbeat (1995)
  • Dig! (1996)
  • Skin deep (1998)
  • Papa's got a brand new sax (1999)
  • El saxofon (2000)
  • Dulfer Dulfer (2002)
  • Scissors (2003)


  1. ^ Attie Buaw. Bauwhaus.nl. Retrieved on 2013-08-07.
  2. ^ Raf Katigbak (7–13 July 2005). "Whale of fortune". Montreal Mirror. 21 (3). Archived from the original on May 17, 2006. 

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