Manny Cepeda

CEO/Bandleader MCO

Manny’s musical experience of over 50 years makes him a fountain of knowledge in the Latin Music genre. He has a bachelor’s in music education from Illinois State University and a Master of Arts Music from the Ellington University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was the leader of the famous Navy Steel Band
and the world traveled U.S. Navy Show Band, he toured the entire continent of South America and ,West and South Africa, the Caribbean and Europe doing 7 world tours and performing more than 3,164 concerts and festivals within each 7-year period. He retired as a bandmaster US Navy after 31 years of service.

As a professional musician he has performed on stage with famous bands such as “Babo Jimenez, Ricardo Ray, Villie Colon and opened for headliners such as; Tito Puente, Sarnrny Davis Jr., Tony Vega, and Arturo Sandoval. His knowledge and expertise bring the art of Latin music to life. His unique
music style enriches your life culturally as well as socially with lives and sequenced music resulting in an amazing blend of technology and live performance unequalled in the entire ,vest Coast.

Manny drew back from his early childhood teachings of his famous Uncle “Rafael Cepeda Brenes” and dedicated his first CD, Roots/Raices to his uncle creating a compilation of 7 Plenas and 3 Bombas. All these rhythms are the core of folkloric music of Puerto Rican culture.

Manny Cepeda Orchestra is a bona fide “doing business” enterprise. You can inquire about our services by contacting Manny at or visiting the band’s website: For weddings and corporate events we require a point of contact (POC), cellphone number and name of your representative.

Classic Salsa Band with different configurations to fit most engagements. We support birthdays, wedding receptions, cultural dances, corporate performances and public concert. We provide our own sound system and limited lighting. We have a quote sheet available with all the information you need to hire us.

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Mon – Fri: 10:00 am to 1:00 am Sat – Sun: 12:00 pm to 2:00 am