|Avi Kaplan Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||April 17, 1989|
Avi Kaplan is an American singer and songwriter known for being the former member of the popular a cappella group Pentatonix. As a member of Pentatonix, he has released several singles like Jolene, Dancing on My Own, and Say Something. Avi has a YouTube channel titled Avriel & the Sequoias with more than 500k subscribers. He has a huge social media fan base with more than 700k followers on Instagram, more than 500k followers on Twitter, and more than 500k followers on Facebook.
Avriel Benjamin Kaplan
Avi, Avriel & the Sequoias
Visalia, California, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Avi Kaplan completed his graduation from Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Los Angeles, California, in 2011.
- Father – Michael Kaplan
- Mother – Shelly Kaplan
- Siblings – Joshua Kaplan (Older Brother), Esther Kaplan (Older Sister)
- Others – Darien Koop (Brother-in-Law)
A cappella, Pop, Folk
Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Harmonica
- RCA Records
- Madison Gate Records
5 ft 11 in or 180 cm
67 kg or 148 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Long face
- Shoulder length hair
- Full face beard
- Hazel eyes
Best Known For
- Being a former member of the Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix. He was the bass voice in the group from 2011 to 2017.
- His soothing folk-influenced music under the stage name “Avriel & the Sequoias”.
As a Singer
On April 29, 2017, as Avriel & the Sequoias, he released his first song Fields and Pier from his debut EP Sage and Stone, which was later released in June 2017.
In 2015, he made his first theatrical film appearance along with his Pentatonix group members in the film Pitch Perfect 2 as a Canadian a cappella group.
First TV Show
In 2014, he made his first TV show appearance on the talk show Access Hollywood.
As an avid nature lover, Avi frequently tracks the mountainous forest of Sequoia National Park.
Avi Kaplan Favorite Things
- Christmas Songs – Silent Night, The Coventry Carol
- Movie – The Lord of the Rings series
- Pizza Toppings – Combination of all the meats, vegetables, and cheeses
- Musical Keys – E-Flat minor
- Home Cooked Food – Grandmother’s biscuits and gravy
Source – YouTube
Avi Kaplan Facts
- Avi’s brother Joshua lives in Israel.
- He was bullied in school for being Jewish.
- In 2007, Avi moved to Upland in California to pursue his college education.
- Avi relates his influence in folk music to nature as he regularly visits the Sequoia National Park. Also, he is influenced by the works of artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, John Denver, Bill Withers, Iron & Wine, Bon Iver, Ben Harper, and José González.
- His biggest fear is not finding true love.
- If he could be any animal, he would be a dragon.
- His least favorite subject in school was chemistry.
- If he could time travel, he would like to go back to the 60’s and 70’s.
- Visit his official website @ avrielandthesequoias.com.
- Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Featured Image by Avi Kaplan / Instagram