Manny's Ritmo Caribe Salsa Band Members:
Jose Irizarry - Bongos/Vocal Backgrounds - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Henry (Kiko), Jimenez - Congas - Santurce, Puerto Rico
Manny Cepeda - Timbales/Lead Vocals/Composer - San Juan, Puerto Rico
My biggest influence has been Tito Puente. I've tailored my life and career by his example. Other influences includes: Eddie Palmieri; Larry Harlow; Tito Nieves; Carl Tjader; Chicago; Blood Sweat & Tears; Cachao; Spiro Gira; Cat Stevens; Mongo Santamaria and Arturo Sandoval.