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Frido ter Beek

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.

In Buenos Aires but also in Montevideo he has private students and gives workshops and masterclasses. Frido also teaches at the EMPA (Escuela de música popular de Avellaneda). In Europe Frido has played with several artists, theater companies and orchestras, including the Orchestra de Volharding, Ensemble Klang, Clazz Ensemble, the Ereprijs, Dutch Jazz Orchestra, Independance, the Paardenkathedraal, Speeltheater Gent, Toneelschap B & D, Tamar, Jeugdtheatergroep Sonnevanck Harry Sacksioni, Stef Bos, Patrick Rugebregt Quartet, New Standard Trio, One Armed Octopus, Simply Jazz and played lead alto sax in the Charli Green Big Band. In the Netherlands, Frido conducted three Big Bands and participated as a teacher of saxophone in various educational and social projects. ​ Composition has been getting more and more important over the years. Frido wrote several works for the Koh-I-Noorsaxophone quartet. He also wrote music for Cuarteto de saxofones 4Mil, the Sirius Saxophone Quartet, Clazz Ensemble, Duo Cabezaz-Bavio (marimba and saxophone/flute) Duo Imaginaire (clarinet and harp), Duo Koleva-van Otterloo (marimba and saxophone), Duo Beumer-Ham (piano and saxophone), Company Canton Cuypers (saxophone and harp), as well as for various mixed ensembles.

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Primary Instrument



Buenos Aires

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Phil Woods
saxophone, alto
Wayne Shorter
Bob Berg
Michael Brecker
saxophone, tenor
John Coltrane


Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Entonces Que?

Club Del Disco


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