​​"Salsa Under the Stars!"

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​​"Soldiers who Salsa!"

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(619) 339-5936

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 Ldr - Puerto Rico

Aico Simon Vocals - Japan

Andy Fraguela Bongos - Panama

Kiko Jimenez Conga - Puerto Rico

Derek Cannon US - Trumpet

Billy Edwall US - Trumpet

Xavier Quintero US - Trombone

Patricia Evans US - Trombone

Zoraida Tinker Cuba - Cuatro

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.

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 is our next
Salsa Under the Stars at Carnitas Snack Shack from 6-9 pm. 1004 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.

Friday, December 20, 2019 is our next monthly Salsa Under the Stars at Headquarters Seaport from 6-9 pm. 789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. Don't forget your dancing shoes!

​​Wednesday, December 18, 2019, our newest Salsa Under the Stars in Little Italy. It is a blast so you must come and enjoy more dancing with yours trully MCO!!!

December 2019 

Monday, Dec 2, 2019, 7:30 pm
Grossmont College Afro-Cuban & World Ensemble Concert
Recital Hall Building 26, Room 220, Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020. Adults $10.00 Seniors $8.00 and Students $5.00

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019, 8-9:00 am
La Poderosa 860 Radio
Interview with Manny Cepeda
"El dia con Paula Show."
Listen click here!
Friday, Dec 6, 2019, 6:00-9:00 pm
El Comal Restaurant
"Manny Cepeda (Solo)!"
3946 Illinois Street, San Diego, CA 92104. For more information and reservations call (619) 294-8292.

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019, 10 am 2 pm
Little Italy Farmers Market 
Manny Cepeda & Friends
600 W Date Street, San Diego, CA 92101. For more information call 619-233-3901. 

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019, 6:30-9:30 pm
Fundraiser Employee Rights Center
Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet
4265 Fairmount Avenue, SD, 92105
For information call (619) 484-8377
To purchase tickets click here!

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019, 6:00-6:30 pm
Parade of Lights Watch Party
San Diego Convention Center 
Manny Cepeda Orchestra Duo (K)
111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101. Info call (619) 525-5000.

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019, 5-8:00 pm
Taco Night at Lib Public Market 
Manny Cepeda Orchestra Duo (K)
2820 Historic Decatur Rd. 
San Diego, California 92106 
Information: (619) 487-9346.

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019, 6-9:00 pm
Salsa Under the Stars at Carnitas Snack Shack, Embarcadero
Manny Cepeda Orch Quartet
1004 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101. Info call (619) 696-7675.

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019, 6:30-11 pm
House of Puerto Rico Gala
Manny Cepeda Full Orchestra
Crown Plaza Hotel, 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108.
For tickets click here!

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019, 6-9 pm
Salsa Under the Stars Little Italy
Manny Cepeda Orch Quartet (A)
Little Italy Piazza della Famiglia 
555 Date Street, San Diego, CA 92101. Info call 619-233-3898 or for more information click here!

Friday, Dec 20, 2019, 6:00-9:00 pm
"Salsa Under the Stars (SUtS)"
Manny Cepeda Orch Quartet! (A)
Headquarters at Seaport District
789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. For more information please call (619) 235-4014 x3

Friday, Dec 27, 2019, 6:00-9:00 pm
El Comal Restaurant
"Manny Cepeda (Solo)!"
3946 Illinois Street, San Diego, CA 92104. For more information and reservations call (619) 294-8292.

Saturday, Dec 28, 2019, 9-Midnight
Havana Nights at #1 5th, Hillcrest!
Manny Cepeda Orchestra Trio!
3845 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103. For more information call
(619) 299-1912.