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||San Diego, CA
Manny Cepeda - Leader/Vocals/Perc.; Henry Jimenez - Congas; Jose Irizarry - Bongos; Paul Seaforth - Trumpet; Derek Cannon - Trumpet; Erik Dewirst - Trombone; April West - Trombone; Chuck Phillip - Bari Sax
About the ArtistManny has been performing since the age of 7, first as the "Timbales Player" in the highly acclaimed variety TV "Show de Vigoreaux" in San Juan, Puerto Rico's Channel 4, and then with other famous bands such as "Babo Jimenez, Ricardo Ray, Willie Colon and others. Manny has performed at festivals and for dignitaries throughout South America, Africa, and Europe.
His passion and love for music was developed as a young boy and is rooted in a rich family history of musical professionals from the famous “Cepeda” family.
His musical experience of over 50 years makes him a fountain of knowledge in the Latin Music genre. He has a Bachelor in Music Education from Illinois State University and A Masters 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, Caribbean and Europe doing 7 world tours and performing 164 concerts and festivals within each 7 year period.
As a professional musician he has performed on stage with famous bands such as “Babo Jimenez, Ricardo Ray, Willie Colon and opened for headliners such as; Tito Puente, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Vega, and Arturo Sandoval.
His knowledge and expertise brings 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 West Coast.
Minimum 10'X10' Stage. One 110 volts electrical plug. Loading elevator and commercial parking available.
June 2008 Tropical
Tr3s Latin Music Winner, December 2011
March 2008 Latin
March 2009 Judging Excellence
January 2009 Judging Excellence
November 2008 Judging Excellence
October 2008 Judging Excellence
September 2008 Judging Excellence
Top 40 in Tr3s Latin Music, January 2012
Top 40 in Latin, February 2011
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