Avi Kaplan is a Jewish musician known for his musical uniqueness as a bass singer. He plays the guitar and composes music for choir and acapella. He was the vocalist of the band called Pentatonix and was the first vocalist to be awarded the ‘Best Rhythm Section’ award. Let’s learn more facts about his professional and personal life.
Avi Kaplan’s Biography, Age
Avi Benjamin Kaplan is a well-known bass singer, born on April 17, 1989 in the small town of Visalia, California. He was the lead singer of the music group called Pentatonix. Avril is a Jewess and was born to Shelly (mother) and Micheal Kaplan (father). He had an older brother named Joshua and a sister named Esther, who was once the manager of his group. He attended school at Mt. San Antonio College located in Walnut, California. The school was popular worldwide due to their strong choral and acapella tradition.
During his studies, Avi was very intelligent, serious and focused student. He attended classical music lessons and took it very seriously. He could play guitar, compose and arrange music for choir and acapella. In 2008, he joined a male acapella group, Fermata Nowhere. They were the first male acapella group that became the first community college acapella group to win the CICA, and as part of the competition, Avi Kaplan received a special award for “Best Rhythm Section” and was the first bass singer to receive such an award.
During his third year in college, he didn’t give in to his passion for music when he joined a jazz band called Sincopation and they won the Monterey Jazz Festival competition. He has also performed in many countries, including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
Music Career – Pentatonix
The group, Pentatonix consisted of five members which were Kevin Olusola, Scott Hoying, Kristie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi and himself. The group made a lot of improvements when Avi Kaplan joined them. Since his arrival in the group, they have done several tours and have also recorded records. He was a big influence on the band as there was a noticeable change in their sound and people started to fall in love with their music very much. The band landed a US$200,000 recording contract after winning the Sing-Off in 2011. In 2015, Pentatonix won their first Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental, or Acapella for their song “Daft Punk.” and their self-titled album debuted at the top of the Billboard chart.
On February 15, 2016, they won another Grammy in the same category as the first, but this time it was for the song “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”, from their album “That’s Christmas to Me”. On February 12, 2017, they won their third Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for the song “Jolene,” featuring Dolly Parton.
After Avi Kaplan spent some time with the band, he decided to leave the band and in 2017 he publicly announced that he was leaving the band saying that the pace the band was moving at was too fast for him. he can catch up. He released his first solo album titled “Sage and Stone” on June 9, 2017. The album was produced under the name Avriel and the Redwoods. Many fans have confused the name with the name of a new music group formed by the talented musician, but no, the redwoods are a prominent group of giant trees that Avi saw in California. He said it was an inspiration to him as he tried to write his music. He posted his first video titled “Fields and Pier” on his YouTube channel at
Is he married? Who is his wife, his girlfriend?
Avi Kaplan is still very single and not yet married. Currently, it is unknown if he is in a relationship with anyone, as Avi is a very private person and does not like to open up his private life much in the media. Kristie Maldonado, from her band, but the news turned out to be false, as Kristie is in a relationship with Jeremy Lewis.
Other Facts About Avi Kaplan – Gay, Height
Avi Benjamin Kaplan is definitely not gay. He is single and has no known relationship yet, but the artist is very heterosexual and not gay.
The popular and talented Jewish bass singer stands at a height of 180cm (5ft).
He was bullied in high school because of his Jewish roots.