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 April 16" 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 April 21" our next
Salsa Under the Stars at Carnitas Snack Shack from 6-9 pm. 1004 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.


"Cancelled for April 28" 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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Cepeda Orchestra

April 2021

Friday, Apr 2, 2021, 6-9:00 pm

El Comal Restaurant

(Cancelled - Covid-19)
Manny Cepeda (Solo Performance)
3946 Illinois Street, San Diego, CA 92104. For more information and reservations call 619-294-8292.

Saturday, Apr 3, 2021, 4-7pm  
Corporate Party - Private
Manny Cepeda Orch. Quartet (P)

Chula Vista, CA 91910

Thursday, Apr 15, 2021, 9pm-1am
Latin Night at JIVe Lounge
Manny Cepeda Orchestra Sextet 14145 Campo Rd, Jamul, CA 91935.

Friday, Apr 16, 2021, 6-9:00 pm

"Salsa Under the Stars (SUtS)"

(Cancelled - Covid-19)
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.

Wednesday, Apr 21, 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.

Saturday, Apr 24, 2021, 9-Midnight
Havana Nights at #1 5th, Hillcrest!
(Cancelled - Covid-19)
The Manny Cepeda Orchestra Trio!
3845 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103. Information call 619-299-1912.

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021, 5-8 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.