"Sue began her multi-faceted career in the field of Latin music as founding member and timbalera of
Latin Fever, a 14-piece female salsa band produced by Latin jazz pianist, Larry Harlow.
CD "Larry Harlow Presents Latin Fever", rose to the top of the Latin charts and garnered a #1 hit for the
single "Lo Que Te Gusta Mas". She went on to perform with various salsa bands and fondly remembers
receiving a standing ovation for her timbale solo with Latin vocalist Ismael Quintana and
laudable praise from the master himself, Tito Puente, who told a sold out crowd at Madison Square Garden that
he would have to retire after hearing her play. It was here, while sharing the bill with such greats
as Tito Puente, Ray Barettov and Mongo Santamaria,
among others, that she explored her Latin roots.
Tastefully combining complex Afro-Cuban rhythms within a straight-ahead rock and pop format has become
a trademark that has kept Sue in continued demand."
"However, it was her pairing with British rocker Joe Jackson on the platinum selling album,
"Night & Day" and accompanying world tour that established Sue as an innovator in the field of contemporary
music, resulting in laudatory press and sell-out shows around the globe. As a direct result of her work,
Sue was voted one of the top 5 percussionists in the Latin/Brazilian Category of Modern Drummer Magazine's
"Sue was also a featured player on the Grammy award winning CD, "Symphony No. 1" by Joe Jackson.
Sue continued her collaboration with Joe Jackson and legendary engineer/producer Elliot Scheiner recording
percussion for "The Duke", a Duke Ellington tribute CD and performing live on a world tour with Joe Jackson
and the Bigger Band featuring Regina Carter in 2012."
"Sue's smooth blend of pop/salsa rhythms has since 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),
Mick Jones (Foreigner), Jane Siberry, Vicki Sue Robinson,
Teena Marie and renowned singer songwriter Laura Nyro."
Part of the biography from Sue's website.
Percussionist Sue Hadjopoulo played during the
Once Upon A Time sessions and joined the band
for the Once Upon A Time World Tour.
discography: mainstream singles
discography: mainstream albums
Simple Minds #13
Once Upon A Time Tour 1985