Sue Hadjopoulos is currently in the studio once again, working with the always fabulous and innovative Joe Jackson and legendary engineer/producer Elliot Scheiner, tracking percussion for his latest project, a Duke Ellington Tribute.
For more information on this and more check out Sue's website or joejackson.com
Undoubtedly the only Greek-Puerto Rican percussionist in the industry today, Sue began her professional career in the field of Latin music as a founding member and timbalera of Latin Fever, a 14 piece female salsa band signed to the Fania label. Their album "Larry Harlow Presents Latin Fever" rose to the top of the Latin charts and yielded a #1 hit in Puerto Rico.
Teaming up with Joe Jackson on the classic platinum-selling CD "Night & Day" and accompanying world tour, established Sue as an innovator in the field of contemporary music.
As a direct result of her work on "Night & Day", she garnered lauditory press around the globe and Modern Drummer Magazine Readers voted Sue one of the top 5 percussionists.
Sue was also a featured player on the Grammy award winning CD, "Symphony #1" by Joe Jackson.
Sue's smooth blend of pop/salsa rhythms has become her trademark. Known for her versatility, inspired percussion arrangements and strong vocal harmonies, she has since worked with such diverse artists as: Joe Jackson, Simple Minds, Cyndi Lauper, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Clarence Clemons, Southside Johnny, The B-52s, Basia, Barry Manilow, Kenny Loggins, Toni Braxton, Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, They Might Be Giants, Rickie Lee Jones, Davy Jones (Monkees), Mic Jones (Foreigner), Jane Siberry, Vicki Sue Robinson, Teena Marie and the legendary Laura Nyro.
Sue also co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed the song "Breaking Up" for the movie, BAR GIRLS, an Orion Pictures release.
She has appeared in many music videos and has performed on major network TV shows all over the world including: The Dave Letterman Show, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Saturday Night Live, The Vibe Show, Top of the Pops (UK) and The American Music Awards.
Sue has been interviewed in Modern Drummer, Drum! Magazine, Vintage Drummer, Modern Percussionist, Musico Pro, Rhythm Magazine (UK) and Slagwerkkrant Magazine (Holland). She has also written feature articles for RockrGrl Magazine, Drummergirl.com, Modern Drummer and Drum! Magazine.
Sue is a member of SAG, AFTRA, AFM, ASCAP, NARAS and LARAS.