Avriel Benjamin "Avi" Kaplan is an American singer and songwriter, best known as a past member of the a cappella group Pentatonix. He is known for his deep bass voice, and often acted as the vocal bass of Pentatonix. In May 2017, Kaplan announced that he was leaving Pentatonix following their upcoming tour. In June 2017, Kaplan released his solo debut EP Sage and Stone, released under the name Avriel & the Sequoias and more oriented towards folk, in which he also plays guitar. In March 2019, he premiered a new song, "Change on the Rise," now resuming using the name Avi Kaplan. His second EP, I'll Get By, was released in February 2020. Kaplan is a three-time Grammy Award winner, as a part of Pentatonix.
|Born||Avriel Benjamin Kaplan, April 17, 1989, Visalia, California, U.S.|
|Other names||Avriel & the Sequoias|
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, guitarist|
Former vocalist of the a capella group Pentatonix. The group won the third season of The Sing-Off on NBC in 2011, singing an arrangement of "Eye of the Tiger." He announced his departure from the group in May 2017 and released his debut solo project, Avriel & the Sequoias, later that same year.
He attended Mt. San Antonio College where he joined the all-male a capella group Fermata Nowhere.
He won the ICCA Award for "Best Rhythm Section" for his performance with Fermata Nowhere.
He has two siblings, Joshua and Esther. Esther became the tour manager for Pentatonix.
While competing on The Sing-Off, his group performed "Let's Get it On" by Marvin Gaye.
- Pentatonix members
- American basses
Latest information about Avi Kaplan updated on June 15 2021.