Avriel Benjamin ( Singer-Songwriter) Bio, Wiki, Career, Net Worth, Instagram, Songs
Facts of Avi Kaplan
|Full Name:||Avi Kaplan|
|Age:||33 years 2 months|
|Birth Date:||April 17, 1989|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Leo|
|Father's Name:||Michael Kaplan|
|Mother's Name:||Shelly Kaplan|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 10 inches (1.80m)|
|Net Worth:||of $8 million|
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American singer-songwriter Avriel Benjamin ‘Avi’ Kaplan gained fame as a member of the a cappella group called ‘Pentatonix’. He was the vocal bass of the group. He left the group in May 2017 and decided to go solo. He had won three Grammy awards when he was part of Pentatonix but after going solo he has already released some of his projects.
Avi Kaplan’s bio, age, family and education
Born on 17 April 1989 in Visalia, CA, Avi Kaplan is currently 29 years old. He has an elder brother and an elder sister named Joshua and Esther Kaplan respectively. His sister Esther plays the role of the group’s tour/road manager as well. She is fond of photography and documents all her various travels through it. His mother is Shelly Kaplan and his father is called Michael Kaplan. Avi Kaplan’s brother resides in Israel.
Avi is a Jewish and was bullied in his childhood at school as well as in the community. Elaborating how he coped with the bullying, Avi said:
“I was made fun of a lot for being Jewish. And I just feel like anyone that is made fun of shouldn’t be for being different. At first, it really hurt me. But eventually I began to get used to it and found out that the best thing was not to let it bother me. For anyone who is getting picked on, just ignore it. As cliché as that is, it’s the best thing.”
Avi Kaplan was raised in Visalia but later moved to Upland in California in 2007 in order to be able to go to attend Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, AC. Avi had an inclination towards folk music right from his young days and would frequent the Sequoia National Park near his house. He was inspired by the music there. He also learned classical music and to play guitar.
Avi’s musical career journey
Avi was an ‘a cappella’ artist and sing in operas and jazz even before he came together with Pentatonix. In 2008, he was part of the high-energy male a cappella group called Fermata Nowhere. In his third year at college, Avi joined the jazz group called Sincopation. He became a part of Pentatonix in 2011 and was found by Kirstin Maldonado, Mitch Grass, and Scott Hoying when they were searching for a bass singer for their group. They also needed a beatboxer and Kevin Olusola later filled up that vacancy.
Avi Kaplan had met the other group members at the auditions of the third season of ‘The Sing-Off’. They auditioned together for the show and emerged successful. They were not only on the competition but also won the title. Avi continued as the main vocal bass. He also won Grammy awards in 2015, 2016 as well as in 2017. His consequent wins made him more popular and famous. His talent was seen and appreciated globally.
On 29 April 2017, Avi premiered his first solo song called ‘Fields and Pier’. It was brought our under the name ‘Avi and the Sequoias’. On 9 June 2017, his debut EP was released. It was called ‘Sage and Stone’. At around the same time, Avi announced about his departure from Pentatonix. He soon completed his tour and started his solo career. Talking about his time with Pentatonix, Avi had said:
“My favorite part is being able to live my dream with people who share the same dream as me. We are definitely like family,”
In early 2017, he left the band. He announced on Facebook,
“…This morning, I announced that I will be taking a step back from PTX.
I’ve struggled with this decision a lot…I want you all to know that the past 6 years have been the most unbelievable years of my life…
I believe one of the big reasons why we have been so successful and accomplished all that we have is because of the unbelievably fast pace that we keep. Throughout my journey with PTX, this pace has always been a struggle for me. It’s been hard for me not to be with my family and friends when I need them or when they need me. It’s been hard to not be able to escape into nature when I’m feeling overwhelmed or just need some time to myself.
…I just know that I can no longer continue at this pace and so I have to do what’s best for the group and I have to do what’s best for me.
I do want you all to know that I’m still going to be doing music and I’m going to be doing it with my whole heart. I will ALWAYS do my best to lift others up with my voice. I hope that you’ll all support my decision and that you can understand where I’m coming from…
I love you all deeply and I thank you for everything. Truly.
Is Avi Kaplan married?
Avi Kaplan is quite secretive about his personal life. He is not married and has no wife. He has not been seen in public with any girlfriend. He was rumored to be dating their group mate Kirstie Maldonado but this was fake news. He was also lined with someone by the name of Avleen but this news also did not make much headway.
Avi Kaplan presumably is single and currently focusing on his solo career and work.