Later she moved back to Holland, to Rotterdam She also took part with R&B band Sat-R-Day performing at various locations including at the Ahoy Rotterdam. Leaving the Conservatory after three years of studies, she joined band Nits as vocalist and toured with them in their Wool Tour in 2000 performing throughout Europe and in Japan.
In 2001, Philippo starred in Aida, a musical directed by Joop van den Ende.
In 2008, she also made guest appearances during Symphonica in Rosso concert of Lionel Richie.
In 1984, at age fourteen, Dulfer started her own band Funky Stuff. Dulfer has also had smooth jazz chart hits such as "For The Love of You" and "Finsbury Park, Cafe 67".
Dulfer's debut album, Saxuality, was released in 1990 and was nominated for a Grammy and certified gold for worldwide sales in excess of half a million. In 2007, Dulfer was the presenter and interviewer in Candy meets..., her own television program for public broadcaster NPS.
In 1982, when she was twelve years old, she played as a member of Rosa King's Ladies Horn section at the North Sea Jazz Festival.
According to Dulfer, King encouraged her to become a band leader herself.