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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December 2016

​December 2, 2016, 10:30 pm 1:30 am.

Numbers "Tropical Nights"
The Manny Cepeda Orchestra Trio!
3811 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103, (619) 294-7583.

December 3, 2016, 3:50-5:10 pm.
December Nights at Balboa Park!
The Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet. 2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101.

December 4, 2016, 1-4:00 pm

Liberty Station Farmers Market

MCO Duo with Aico J-Latina and

Manny Cepeda. Liberty Public Market 2820 Historic Decatur Rd. San Diego, California. General Information: (619) 487-9346.

December 6, 2016, 7:30-9:30 pm.

"Grossmont College Concert Series, featuring students and faculty performers". "Grossmont Afro-Cuban and Jazz Ensembles." 8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020.

December 9, 2016, 7-10:00 pm.
El Comal Restaurant Presents! 

The music of "Manny Cepeda"
3946 Illinois Street, San Diego, CA 92104. For more information and reservations call: 619-294-8292.

December 10, 2016, 6:30 - 11:45 pm. 

House of Puerto Rico San Diego 

“Gala Fiesta de Navidad

”Featuring "The Manny Cepeda Orchestra." Performance: 8:30 pm to 11:45 pm. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108.

December 16, 2016, 6-9:00 pm. 
Headquarters District at Seaport 

Presents! "The Manny Cepeda Quartet!"

"Salsa Under the Stars Series," 789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.

For information please call: 619-235-4014 x3.

December 17, 2016, 9 pm to 12 am

#1 on 5th at Hillcrest Presents! 

The Manny Cepeda Orchestra! 

Havana Nights at #1 5th, Hillcrest! 

3845 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103. For more information call: 619-299-1912.

December 31, 2016, 9 pm to 1:00 am. 

House del Ecuador New Year’s 

Celebration/Fundraiser. Town & Country Resort and Convention Center “Chanticleer Room,” 500 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108, For tickets please call: (858) 263-4355.