Manny Cepeda Orchestra

Manny Cepeda: Percussion | Erik Dewhirst: Trombone | Derek Cannon: Trumpet | Chris Kjonnas: Trombone | Henry Jimenez: Percussion | Andy Fraguela: Percussion, Vocals | Aiko Shimoi: Vocals | Armando Silva: Trumpet

Genre: Latin | Tejano

Sound description: The band specializes in music from the Caribbean, Salsa, Merengüe, and Cuban music.

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Inception: San Diego, 2004

Influences: Fania Allstars, Eddie Palmieri, Willie Colon with Hector LaVoe, Larry Harlow, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Cortijo y su Combo with Ismael Rivera, Carl Tjader, Tito Puente, Marc Anthony, Tito Nieves, Tony Vega, La India, Johnny Pacheco

Background:

Based in Little Italy, Manny Cepeda Orchestra was formed in April 2004. Its main purpose was to bring Cepeda’s original Salsa and Merengüe selections as well as current classic Salsa/Merengüe and Cuban music style to Mexican as well as American audiences throughout the greater San Diego area.

An album called Padre Querido was released in 2008, while Roots/Raices came out in 2014.

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