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 Jan 6th" our new Salsa Under the Stars at Carnitas Snack Shack from 5:00-8:00 pm. 1004 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.

Salsa Under the Stars will have only 7 presentations this year. Our series will start on March through September.

Stay tuned to our website for more!

​​"WE ARE BACK for Jan 27th" 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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January 2022

Sunday, Jan 2, 2022, 12-3:00 pm 

Seaport Village East
Manny Cepeda Solo Performance
849 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.

Thursday, Jan 6, 2022, 5-8:00 pm

Salsa Under the Stars at Carnitas

Manny Cepeda Orch. Quartet (J)
1004 N Harbor Dr, San Diego,

CA 92101. Info call (619) 696-7675.

Saturday, Jan 8, 2022, 9 pm to 12 am
Havana Night at #1 5th, Hillcrest!
The Manny Cepeda Orchestra Trio!
3845 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103. 

Thursday, Jan 13, 2022, 8 pm 12 am

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

Friday, Jan 21, 2022, 6-9:00 pm

Postponed until March 18, 2022.

"Salsa Under the Stars (SUtS)"
Manny Cepeda Orch. Quartet (M)
789 W. Harbor Dr, SD, CA 92101.

Thursday, Jan 27, 2022, 6-9:00 pm

Salsa Under the Stars Little Italy
Manny Cepeda Orch. Quartet (M)
Little Italy Piazza della Famiglia 
555 Date Street, San Diego,

CA 92101.