Hans Dulfer

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Hans Dulfer
Hans Dulfer in 1969
Hans Dulfer in 1969
Background information
Born (1940-05-28) 28 May 1940 (age 82)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Instrument(s)Tenor saxophone
Years active1957–present

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

Life and music[edit]

Hans & Candy Dulfer (2022)

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 performed a considerable amount of cross-over jazz and jazz fusion and has also worked with Punk rockers. He has recorded an album with 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.


  • The Morning After the Third (Catfish, 1970)
  • Candy Clouds (Catfish, 1970)
  • El Saxofon (Catfish, 1971)
  • Maine with Roswell Rudd (BV Haast, 1977)
  • I Didn't Ask (Varajazz, 1981)
  • Big Boy (Monsters of Jazz, 1994)
  • Express Delayed (Limetree, 1995)
  • Dig! (Monsters of Jazz, 1996)
  • Papa's Got a Brand New Sax (EMI, 1998)
  • Skin Deep (EMI, 1998)
  • El Saxofon Part II (EMI, 2000)
  • Dulfer & Dulfer (Eagle, 2002)
  • Scissors (JJ-Tracks, 2003)
  • Duo Dulfer Directie (Zip, 2018)

As sideman[edit]

With Theo Loevendie

  • Mandela (Catfish, 1970)
  • Chess! (BASF 1972)
  • Theo Loevendie 4tet (Universe 1974)
  • Orlando (Waterland 1977)

With others


  1. ^ Attie Buaw Archived 9 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine. 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 17 May 2006.

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