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.

Coming up on March 24, 2017 Elijah's

Dance Fiesta Extravaganza!! Get your tickets at: 

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March 2017 

March 3, 2017, 10:30 pm to 1:30 am
Numbers "Tropical Nights" 
The Manny Cepeda Orchestra Trio!
3811 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103, (619) 294-7583.

March 5, /2017, 12:00-4:00 pm
Busker Spring Festival!
Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet, 
789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. For more information please call: 619-235-4014 x3

March 10, 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.

March 16, 2017, 1-2:00 and 6:-6:30pm 

2017 World Baseball Classic World Festival at Petco Park, Featuring Manny Cepeda Orchestra Seven Piece Band! 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101.

March 17, 2017, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

2017 World Baseball Classic World Festival at Petco Park, Featuring Manny Cepeda Trio

100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101.

March 17, 2017, 6-9:00 pm
Headquarters  Seaport District Presents!
"The Manny Cepeda Quartet"! "Salsa Under the Stars Series"
789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. For more information please call: 619-235-4014 x3

March 19, 2017, 1-4:00 pm
Liberty Public Market 

"The Manny Cepeda Orchestra Duo!"

2820 Historic Decatur Rd. 
San Diego, California. General Information: (619) 487-9346.

March 24, 2017, 7:30-11:30 pm
Gator by the Bay Productions Presents!
Salsa/Timba Dance Extravaganza Night! Featuring "The Manny Cepeda Full Orchestra" & Quimba Light!
Elijah's Restaurant, 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111, 858-455-1461. Buy tickets here!

March 25, 2017, 9pm to 12am,
#1 on 5th at Hillcrest Presents!
"The Manny Cepeda Orchestra Trio!"
"Havana Nights at #1 5th, Hillcrest!"
3845 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103. For more information call: 619-299-1912.