MAY 28th 2015: UNFORGETTABLE CELEBRATION OF DULFER'S 75th BIRTHDAY IN 'DE MELKWEG' (AMSTERDAM)
Dulfer enjoyed obviously!
Photo: Geert-Jan van Rooij
Thursday 28 mei 2015 Hans Dulfer celebrated his 75th birthday in the packed Amsterdam music venue 'De Melkweg'. It became an unforgettable evening, Dulfer found himself surrounded with his family, musicians, and a legion of fans.
Photo: Tom Moerenhout
Dulfer had a LOT to celebrate: he plays the tenor saxophone for 60 years, is band leader for 60 years, author/columnist for 50 years, married for 50 years, more than xx years 'father of' and holder of a record amount of Golden and Platinum albums in Holland and abroad. Whole 2015 will be a celebration of this unique jubilee year.
Proud daughter Candy Dulfer played as never before. Photo: Tom Moerenhout
With outrageous performances of Dulfer's own bands Dulferjazz and Dulferdance, Candy Dulfer & Funky Stuff, DJ Feiertag!, the Deeldeliers, DJ's Franky D. & Ronald Linger and the 'Eternal Tenor battle' of Kiers & de Vries it became a legendary evening resulting in great memories for Dulfer and those who were there..
To honour his important contributions to the Amsterdam and national jazz scene, Dulfer received an award, the so called 'Andreaspenning' from the Amsterdam sub Mayor Pieter Litjens.
Photo: ANP Media
Film- and radio history
During the evening exclusive film material of Hans Dulfer 'over the years' was projected. Also his legendary jazz radio shows (In the Midnight Hour, Streetbeats and more..) were played..
The team of NL Kwadraat (the people behind the upcoming 'Dulferbook') with Hans & Candy Dulfer
Signing in for the upcoming Dulferbook!
When they entered the Melkweg, the audience had the possibility to sign in for the upcoming book about Hans Dulfer, with special discount! Author Nathalie Lans, who was present, will finish this unique book 'Dulfer The story of his life! Young & Foolish’ in the second half of this year. The book will be published in december (limited edition!). To be sure to own this interesting book (it is not only about Hans Dulfer but also about his view on 60 years of jazz- and social development) sign in now HERE for your copy! (please note: the book is in the Dutch language).
Author Nathalie Lans, Hans Dulfer and drummer Cyril Directie.
To be sure to recieve his copy, Hans signed in for the book himself too..
Hans Dulfer and Jerome Hol. Photo: Tom Moerenhout
Dulfer's Dulferdance band. With Jerome Hol, Cyril Directie, Eric Barkman, John Helder and DJ Joris Feiertag
Candy Dulfer & Funky Stuff with Jan van Duikeren, Ulco Bed, Cyril Directie and Manuel Hugas
De Deeldeliers with Boris van der Lek, Dulfer, Jules Deelder, Bas van Lier and Eric Kooger
The musicians appeared to be hungry..
Hans Dulfer and the host of the evening, Koen Schouten. Photo: Tom Moerenhout
Benjamin Herman, Saskia Laroo, Hans Dulfer, Rob van de Wouw, Eric Barkman, Jerome Hol and Cyril Directie. Photo: Marijn Dulfer
Especially for this occasion the 'Kiers & de Vries Band' played. Wouter Kiers and Ruud de Vries didn't play with this band since 10 years! With: Joost Kroon, Robin Koerts, Nick Vos and guests Nippy Noya, Pape Seck, Boris van der Lek, Rinus Groeneveld
and Suzanne Alt.
Special guest Joseph 'Defunkt' Bowie
Special guest Benjamin Herman
For a great photo review of this unforgettable night, please view this page of photographer Tom Moerenhout.