Susie Ibarra is a Filipino American Percussionist, composer, and improviser of jazz, opera, experimental, and avant-garde music. She is probably best known for her work as a free jazz drummer, and is noted for her dynamic range and expressive technique, as well as her incorporation of diverse styles and influences, such as kulintang, gamelan, spoken word and electronica. She was voted "Rising Star" in the 57th Annual Critics Poll (2009) of DownBeat Magazine in the Percussion category.
She learned to play piano as a child, and played drums for a punk rock band while in high school. While at Sarah Lawrence College in the late 1980s, Ibarra attended a Sun Ra performance which she has credited with kindling her interest in jazZ.