Cepeda Orchestra

About US


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 professionals 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 on your guests and audience! Contact us at (619) 339-5936.

​​"WE ARE BACK for Dec 2nd" our new Salsa Under the Stars at Carnitas Snack Shack from 5:00-8:00 pm. 1004 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.

"WE ARE BACK for Dec 17th" 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!

​​"WE ARE BACK for Dec 9th" 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!!! By the Little Italy Food Court Are (in front of the new Fountain). 6-9:00 pm at 555 West Date Street, Little Italy, San Diego, CA 92101.

​​"Soldiers who Salsa!"

The Manny Cepeda Orchestra Core!

Or simply give us a call!

(619) 339-5936

​​"Salsa Under the Stars!"

December 2021

Thursday, Dec 2, 2021, 5-8 pm 

Salsa Under the Stars at Carnitas 
Manny Cepeda Orch. Quartet (J)
1004 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101. Info (619) 696-7675.
Saturday, 4 Dec 2021, 8 pm - 12 am 

Manny Cepeda Percussionist Performance with NRG Rock Band
Temecula, CA 92591. (Private)

Sunday, Dec 5, 2021,5-9:00 pm

Manny Cepeda Orchestra Full Band
Christmas Party (Private)
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091.

Monday, Dec 6, 2021, 7:30 pm

Grossmont College Afro-Cuban Ens. Fall Semester Final Concert
Grossmont College Performing and Visual and Arts Center
Admission: $10 general, $8 seniors /faculty & military, $5 students.

Must RSVP! Email: anthony.cuitietta@gcccd.edu

Thursday, Dec 9, 2021, 6-9 pm

Salsa Under the Stars Little Italy
Manny Cepeda Orch. Quartet (J)
Little Italy Piazza Della Famiglia 
555 Date Street, San Diego, CA 92101.

Friday, Dec 10, 2021, 8:00 to 9:30 pm

Tito Puente Jr./Manny Cepeda Orch.

Sycuan Casino, 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon, CA 92019. (619) 445-6002.
Tickets Link: Click here!

Saturday, Dec 11, 2021, 3:00-5:00 pm
Family holiday home party (Private)
Manny Cepeda Orchestra Duo (K)
San Diego, CA 92109.

Thursday, Dec 16, 2021, 9 pm-1 am 

Latin Night at JIVe Lounge
Manny Cepeda Orchestra Sextet 14145 Campo Road, Jamul, CA 91935.

Friday, Dec 17, 2021, 6-9:00 pm

"Salsa Under the Stars (SUtS)"
Manny Cepeda Orch. Quartet! (J)
Headquarters at Seaport District
789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. 

Saturday, Dec 18, 2021, 9 pm - 12 am Havana Nights at #1 5th, Hillcrest!
The Manny Cepeda Orchestra Trio!
3845 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103.