Candy Dulfer rose to fame with her high-profile collaborations with Dave Stewart and of course the legendary Prince. Her first solo album ‘Saxuality’ earned her a Grammy Award nomination. Candy tried the prototype Free Wind in 2010 during one of her performances. She was so taken by it that she decided to play it live on stage at that very same gig. Afterwards she became involved in the development and design of the horn. Her horn which she named “Louise” is by her side wherever music takes her.
"The Free Wind alto is the most impressive new horn you can find. Beautiful evenness of sound and intonation, combined with real character."
Saxophonist/composer Will Vinson is quickly racking up one positive review after another. Be it his writing or live performance, his incredible talent, music and sound, all are highly respected by both arrived artists and jazz connoisseurs from coast to coast. Originally from London, Vinson is steadily building his name and fame from his current hometown New York.
"This is the best saxophone I’ve ever played."
Radovan Tariška is a jazz saxophonist who plays solo, in collaboration or as a member and bandleader of Radovan Tariška Sextet. You can find him on various stages throughout Europe. The Slovaks already awarded him ‘Jazzman of the year’ in 2002, he has stayed in the limelight ever since.
Paul van der Feen
"The Free Wind Alto is definitely the one and only horn that keeps my 90.XXX series Selmer Mark VI at home and in its case. . . a ridiculously good sax!"
Paul van der Feen is regarded as one of Holland’s outstanding jazz saxophonists and an original voice within the Dutch musical landscape. He has been one of the featured members of the Metropole Orchestra since 2005. Paul also tours and plays in many groups and project bands like the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Clazz Ensemble, The Radio 6 session band “The Obsessions”, Clemens van der Feen Band and DJ Maestro Blue Note Trip.
Tokyo born Genzo Okabe, founder of Okabe Family, released his first album in 2013. As a band leader, he demonstrated his insights in composition, arrangements and creativity. A second album followed soon. Okabe Family’s third album “dissoriental” was released in spring of 2017. They frequently tour The Netherlands and Japan. Although the family is set up as a traditional acoustic jazz quartet, their goal is to keep pushing the boundaries of both sound and complexity of texture.