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)

Rene Camps (Trombone)

John Durkee (Trombone)

Gerard Nolan (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.

Coming up on May 19, 2017 our next Salsa Under the Stars! Don't forget your dancing shoes!!!

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June 2017 

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 5:30-8:00 pm
Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet
(Corporate); "Sip the City Event"
789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, June 2, 2017, 10:30 to 1:30 am
Numbers "Tropical Nights" 
"Manny Cepeda Orchestra Trio!"
3811 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103, (619) 294-7583.

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 5:30-7:30 pm
Orfila Vineyards Pace Setter Gala Fundraiser, Manny Cepeda Orchestra Trio. 13455 San Pasqual Rd. Escondido, CA 92025. Registration:

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 1-4:00 pm

Liberty Public Market, Liberty Station. 

"The Manny Cepeda Orchestra Duo!"
2820 Historic Decatur Rd. San Diego, California 92106. General Information: (619) 487-9346.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 5-5:10 pm,
Grossmont College Commencement Ceremony. (Manny Cepeda, Solo Snare). 8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, California 92020. For more information call: 619-644-7000.

Friday, June 9, 2017, 7-10:00 pm
El Comal Restaurant Presents!
The music of "Manny Cepeda (Solo)!"
3946 Illinois Street, San Diego, CA 92104. For more information and reservations call: 619-294-8292.

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm

Wedding Reception/Dance

Manny Cepeda Orchestra Sextet.

Monday, June 12, 2017 12:30-2:20 pm
Grossmont College Music Fundamentals Beging (6 weeks). 8800 Grossmont College Drive El Cajon, California 92020. For more information call: 619-644-7000.

Monday, June 12, 2017, 6-8:05 pm

Grossmont College Afro Cuban Percussion Class Beging (6 Wks). 8800 Grossmont College Drive El Cajon, California 92020. For more information call: 619-644-7000.​


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