Talk to us about your favorite songs and genres, and don't be surprised if we exceed your expectations. Whether you need a duo of highly skilled musicians to complement the atmosphere of a cocktail party in your home, or instead want a larger group to play your family's favorite classic salsa at a large wedding event, hiring the Manny Cepeda Orchestra is a surefire way to impress your guests. Call us today to begin planning your ideal musical performance!

The most reliable salsa band in San Diego is also one of the hottest live performance options on the market! Our expert professionalism and decades of musical experience make the Manny Cepeda Orchestra one of the premier groups currently performing in the San Diego and Los Angeles areas.

No job is too big or too small for the consummate ensemble of performers in the Manny Cepeda Orchestra. By drawing from his world-class background in musical study (as well as from years of international touring experience) Manny Cepeda writes, arranges, and performs his own genre-bending brand of Latin instrumentation.


Manny Cepeda - Leader (Puerto Rico)

Aico Simon (J-Latina) - Japan

Andy Fraguela - (Panama)

Kiko Jimenez - (Puerto Rico)

Derek Cannon (Trumpet)

Billy Edwards (Trumpet)

Erik Dewhirst (Trombone)

Jon Kenney (Trombone)

Paul Combs (Bari Sax)

John Durkee (Trombone/Sound)

Whether your plans for working with us are small or large, the Manny Cepeda Orchestra is sure to make an impression with your guests and audience! Contact us (619) 339-5936.

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August 2016

August 21, 2016, 3:00 pm 
22nd Annual Navy Band Southwest Alumni Concert. Featuring former Armed Forces Musicians including "Retired Master Chief Musician Manny Cepeda." USS Midway, 910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. For more information call: 619-556-7027 Attn: MU1 Kristen Snitzer.

August 26, 2016, 8-10:00 pm
Birthday Celebration (Private Event)
Manny Cepeda Orchestra Duo. 2630 Emerald Place, Escondido, CA 92027.

August 27, 2016, 7:00 - 10:00 pm 
Havana Nights Party (Private Event), Featuring Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quintet." 14622 Whispering Ridge Rd., San Diego, CA 92131.

August 28, 2016, Noon to 4:00 pm
Headquarters Seaport, Salsa Brunch
Manny Cepeda Orchestra Trio
789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. For more information please call: 619-235-4014 x3.


Cepeda Orchestra

​​"Soldiers who Salsa!"