Ben Misterka & Collectivity

Fri Oct 12, 2018
Cafe Stritch
Music, Live Music Bars, Jazz


Freshly transplanted to San Francisco Bay Area from Shanghai, China and originally hailing from Virginia, Ben’s story is anything but ordinary. Spending the past 6 years based in Shanghai, he is well known as a top call session and touring guitarist, regularly performing at arenas, major festivals, and intimate clubs alike, with leading pop artists, internationally renowned touring acts, and his original project ‘Collectivity’. He is quickly turning heads and making an impact across California and beyond.

In 2017 Collectivity opened for Larry Graham at Shanghai Arena, performed at Ulanchabo World Music Festival in Mongolia, Headlined Candy Mountain Festival in Chengdu, and has recorded and produced a video album of original music. The first single to be released in March 2018.

The group’s original music is a high energy, jazz-funk, psychedelic soul with a rock edge performed by world class musicians. Carefully arranged and and uniquely written tunes with a jazz sensibility, ripping and soulful guitar solos, funky ass horn breaks, thick lush organ and synth tones, fat groovy low end, with a dirty pocket made for dancing while gettin yo mind right!

Misterka has toured through China, Japan, and the USA, playing with many acclaimed artists as a sideman, and his own groups. He has performed and/or worked with; Alex Han, Morris Hayes, The Voice of China, Tia Ray, Glen David Andrews, Tan Wei Wei, Leah Dou, Yu Quan, Anhayla, Kimberly Nichole, opened for Erykah Badu, Larry Graham, and many others. He has studied with Wayne Krantz, Fred Hersch, and Doug Richards.

All Ages Welcome.



  1. Cafe Stritch
    374 S 1st St, San Jose, CA