Frido ter Beek (De Bilt, 1961) is a Dutch saxophonist who lives in Buenos Aires. He studied classical saxophone at the Conservatory of Utrecht with Ed Bogaard, Andre Hemmers and Iwan Roth. In 1987 he graduated as a teacher and as a performer in 1988 and then decided to study jazz with Ferdinand Povel at the former Hilversum Conservatory (now Conservatory of Amsterdam). In September 2015 he moved from Utrecht to Buenos Aires but continues to participate in various projects in the Netherlands (the Koh-I-Noor Saxophone Quartet, Film Orchestra The Sprockets and Silent Live).
In Buenos Aires, Frido formed a jazz quartet (in 2017 el Club de Disco released his first cd entitled 'Entonces que?') and participated in the Roseti Project (also in 2017 the album 'Deshacer' was released). He plays saxophone in the Julian Solarz Grupo, the Sophie Lüssi Quintet and in'Monk Etc.', a quartet which plays the music music of Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus and Ornette Coleman, arranged bij Frido. Frido has played with well known Buenos Aires based musicians like Alvaro Torres, Ernesto Snajer, Rodrigo Dominguez, Mariano Loiacono and Pepi Taveira and with Jazz orchestras such as the CCK Big Orchestra. He also played in 2018 and 2019 at the international BAJazz festival. Frido has a solo project in which he combines music (with the use of live electronics) and image and started in 2019 with a new wind instrument quartet, Sin Palabras. For this ensemble he has written music to accompany silent movies with live music.