Avi Kaplan is a Jewish musician known for his musical uniqueness as a bass singer. He plays guitar and composes music for choir and acapella. He was the bass singer of the band group Pentatonix and was the first bass singer to be awarded the “Best Rhythm Group” prize. Let us learn more about his professional and personal life.
Avi Kaplan’s Bio, Age
Avi Benjamin Kaplan is a well-known bassist who was born on April 17th, 1989 in a small town called Visalia in California. He was the bass singer of the music group Pentatonix. Avril is Jewish and was born to Shelly (mother) and Michael Kaplan (father). He had an older brother named Joshua and a sister named Esther, who was once the manager of his group band. He attended school at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. The school was popular worldwide because of its strong choral and a cappella tradition.
During his school days, Avi was a very intelligent, serious, and focused student. He attended classical music courses and took them very seriously. He could play the guitar, compose and arrange music for choir and acapella. In 2008 he joined a male acapella group, Fermata Nowhere. They were the first male a cappella group to win the ICCA, the first a cappella group at the Community College, and in the competition, Avi Kaplan received a special prize for “Best Rhythm Group” and was the first bass singer to receive such an award.
In his third year at college, he never gave in to his love of music when he joined a jazz group called Sincopation and they won the Monterey Jazz Festival competition. He also performed at various venues in many countries, including Lincoln Center in New York City and Carnegie Hall.
Music Career – Pentatonix
The Pentatonix group was composed of five members: Kevin Olusola, Scott Hoying, Kristie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, and himself. The group made a lot of improvements when Avi Kaplan joined them, and since he joined the group they have toured and recorded several times. He had a great influence on the group in that their sound changed noticeably and people began to fall very much in love with their music. The group received a $200,000 record deal after winning the 2011 Sing-Off. In 2015 Pentatonix won their first Grammy award in the category Best Arrangement, Instrumental, or Acapella for their song “Daft Punk” and their self-titled album debuted at the top of the Billboard charts.
On February 15, 2016, they won another Grammy in the same category as the first, but this time for the song “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”, which is a single from their album “That’s Christmas to Me”. They won their third Grammy on February 12, 2017, for the best country duo/group performance for the song “Jolene” with Dolly Parton.
After spending some time with the group, Avi Kaplan decided to leave the group, and in 2017 he publicly announced that he would leave the group on the grounds that the pace at which the group was progressing was simply too fast for him to catch up. On June 9, 2017, he released his first solo album entitled “Sage and Stone”. The album was produced under the name “Avriel and the Sequoias”. Many fans mistook the name for a new music group founded by the talented musician, but no, Sequoias are a large group of giant trees that Avi saw in California. He said they were a source of inspiration for him while he was trying to write his music. He released his first video called “Fields and Pier” on his YouTube channel for fans and followers to see.
Is He Married? Who is His Wife, Girlfriend?
Avi Kaplan is still single and not married. Currently, it is not disclosed if he is in a relationship with anyone as Avi is a very private person and doesn’t really like to reveal his private life in the media, although there were once rumors that he is in a serious relationship with one of his band members, Kristie Maldonado, 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 maybe not yet in a known relationship, but the artist is very heterosexual and not gay.
The popular and talented Jewish bass singer stands at a height of 180 cm (5 feet) and 180 cm (11 inches).
He was bullied in high school because of his Jewish roots.