Meet Your Musician: Mauricio Cadavid of The Evolution Live |

Meet Your Musician: Mauricio Cadavid of The Evolution Live

Get to know your local Vail Valley entertainers

The Evolution Live have been sharing their sounds and love of performing live music throughout the Vail Valley.
Mauricio Cadavid/Courtesy photo

Editor’s Note: The Vail Daily is showcasing area musicians in a new series called “Meet Your Musician” so you can learn a bit more about the voices behind the tunes. If you’re a local musician and would like to be a part of this series please email Tricia Swenson ( and Sean Naylor (

Q: What is your stage/band name?

A: The Evolution Live: Mauricio Cadavid (founder), Dina Cadavid, Dave Donahue, Ben Freese, Connor Williams, Camille Sawtelle, Dr. Josh Heimerdinger, Jake Lidard and Will Whiting.

Q: How would you describe your style of music?

A: It’s a mix of Caribbean vibes, like reggae and calypso, plus a variety of up-beat songs. We have original music that ranges from funky, Latin, to some New Orleans grooves.

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Q: What instrument(s) do you and your band members play?

A: The members of the Evolution play the following instruments:

  • Dina: Vocals, ukulele, guitar and percussion
  • Dave: Bass, Vocals and key-tar
  • Ben: Drums and production
  • Connor: Trumpet, percussion and keys
  • Camille: Vocals
  • Josh: Sax
  • Will: Guitar and vocals
  • Mauricio: Vocals and guitar
The Evolution Live plays anything from jazz, soul, R&B, dance music, roots music and bluegrass.
Mauricio Cadavid/Courtesy graphic

Q: How long have you been performing in the valley?

A: 9 years with Dina, as well as The Altitones, and 5 years as The Evolution

Q: Where in the valley have you performed?

A: Pretty much everywhere possible

Q: What’s your dream venue (in the valley or otherwise)?

A: Red Rocks, naturally! Realistically, the Ford Amphitheater

Q: What other styles of music do you (and members of your group) listen to?

A: Jazz, soul, R&B, dance music, roots music, bluegrass, jam bands. You name it!

Q: How does the Vail Valley music scene compare to other places you’ve played?

A: I’m from Miami and it’s night and day compared to the Vail Valley!

Q: What can the crowd expect from one of your performances?

A: We provide joy for the people! It’s a party and a good time.

Q: Where can readers see a list of your upcoming shows?

A: and FB/IG:

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