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 the 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.

​​"Grand Opening Oct. 7" 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 Oct 15th" 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 Oct 28th" 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.

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October 2021

Friday, Oct 1, 2021, 10:00-11:00 am
Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quintet 

COVID-19 protocols observed.

8800 Grossmont College Drive, Griffin Gate Bldg. 60-180
El Cajon, California 92020.
To register click here!

Saturday, Oct 2, 2021, 9 pm to 12 am

Havana Nights at #1 5th, Hillcrest!
The Manny Cepeda Orchestra Trio!
3845 5th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103. 

Sunday, Oct 3, 2021, 2:00-3:00 pm
Art Walk-Little Italy
Manny Cepeda Orchestra Trio

(Piazza Della Famiglia area).
555 W. Date St. San Diego, CA 92101.

Thursday, Oct 7, 2021, 5:00-8:00 pm
Salsa Under the Stars at Carnitas Snack Shack (Embarcadero)
Manny Cepeda Orch. Quartet (P)
1004 N Harbor Dr, SD, CA 92101.

Saturday, Oct 9, 2021, 7-10:00 pm
Wedding Reception/Dance

Manny Cepeda Orchestra Full Band

San Diego, CA 92109.

Sunday, Oct 10, 2021, 1:00-4:00 pm

San Diego Mission Bay Resort

Manny Cepeda Orchestra Duo (A)
1775 E Mission Bay Dr. SD, CA 
Day Pass ($60.00) Click here! 

Thursday, Oct 14, 2021, 9 pm-1 am

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

Friday, Oct 15, 2021, 6:00-9:00 pm
"Salsa Under the Stars (SUtS)"
Manny Cepeda Orch. Quartet! (P)
Headquarters at Seaport District
789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. 

Sunday, Oct 17, 2021, 1:00-4:00 pm

San Diego Mission Bay Resort
Manny Cepeda Orchestra Duo (A)
1775 E Mission Bay Dr. SD, CA 
Day Pass ($60.00) Click here! 

Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021, 5:30-8:30 
Salsa Under the Stars Samburgers

Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet

Performance by the Old Seaport Gazebo Area (Coming Soon!)
807 W Harbor Dr., SD, CA 92101.

Sunday, Oct 24, 2021, 1:00-4:00 pm

San Diego Mission Bay Resort

Manny Cepeda Orchestra Duo (A)
1775 E Mission Bay Drive (Pool).
Day Pass ($60.00) Click here! 

Monday, Oct 25, 2021, 7:30-9:00 pm
Grossmont Afro-Cuban Ensemble

Fall 2021 Concert #1. Grossmont College Performing and Arts Center.
8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020. Students $5.00, Seniors/Veterans $8.00 and General $10.00. Must have "Reservation and follow Covid-19 Protocols. For more information click here!

Thursday, Oct 28, 2021, 6-9:00 pm

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

Friday, Oct 29, 2021, 6:00-9:00 pm
The Culver Steps Festival

Culver City, CA 90232.
Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet
Stay Tuned - Pending.

Saturday, Oct 30, 2021, 6-9:00 pm 
Fun Dance/Party San Diego Bay (Private Event)
Manny Cepeda Orch Quartet (P)
Chula Vista, CA 91910.

Sunday, Oct 31, 2021, 1:00-4:00 pm 

San Diego Mission Bay Resort

Manny Cepeda Orchestra Duo (A)
1775 E Mission Bay Drive, SD, CA
Day Pass ($60.00) Click here!