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 - Perc. - Puerto Rico

Andy Fraguela - Bongos - Panama

Kiko Jimenez - Congas - Puerto Rico

Derek Cannon - Trumpet - US

Billy Edwall - Trumpet - US

Xavier Quintero - Trombone - US

Patricia Jimenez - Trombone - US

April Leslie - Baritone Sax - US

Zoraida Tinker - Cuatro - Cuba

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.

​​"Cancelled for June 16" our next
Salsa Under the Stars at Carnitas Snack Shack from 6-9 pm. 1004 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.

"WE ARE BACK for June 18" our next monthly Salsa Under the Stars at Seaport from 6-9 pm. 789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. Don't forget your dancing shoes!

​​"Cancelled for June 23" our next Salsa Under the Stars in Little Italy. It is a blast so you must come and enjoy more dancing with yours truly MCO!!!

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​​"Salsa Under the Stars!"

June 2021

Saturday, June 5, 2021, 9pm - 12am
Havana Nights at #1 5th, Hillcrest!
The Manny Cepeda Orchestra Trio!
3845 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103. 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 6-9 pm

Salsa Under the Stars at Carnitas

(Cancelled - Covid-19)

Manny Cepeda Orch. Quartet (K)

1004 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101. For more information call (619) 696-7675.

Friday, June 18, 2021, 6-9:00 pm
"Salsa Under the Stars (SUtS)"
Manny Cepeda Orch. Quartet! (P)
Headquarters at Seaport District
789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. For more information please call 619-235-4014 x3.

Monday, June 21, 2021, 12-2:30 pm
Retirement Party Celebration
Manny Cepeda Orchestra (Solo) 
San Diego, CA 92103.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 6-9:00 pm 
Corporate Party Event (Private)

Viejas Casino
Manny Cepeda Orch. Full Band
Alpine, CA 91901.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 6-9 pm
Salsa Under the Stars Little Italy
(Cancelled - Covid-19)
Manny Cepeda Orch. Quartet (J)
Little Italy Piazza della Famiglia 
555 Date Street, San Diego, CA 92101. For information call 619-233-3898.

Thursday, June 24, 2021, 9pm-1am 
Latin Night at JIVe Lounge
Manny Cepeda Orchestra Sextet 14145 Campo Road, Jamul, CA 91935.

Saturday, June 26, 2021, 4-7:00 pm 
Graduation Party
Manny Cepeda Orch. Quintet (P/E)
La Habra Heights, CA 90631.