Ben Misterka and Collectivity- is a high energy, genre blending ensemble of world class musicians, with a focus on exploration through collective improvisation. Upbeat grooves, soulful guitar work, and tight arrangements are things to expect at a Collectivity show, drawing on influences from jazz/funk, gospel, and psychedelic soul.
The band is just as comfortable on arena and festival stages, as in an intimate club setting. Recent shows of note include
- Shanghai Stadium opening for Larry Graham
- Ulanchabo World Music Festival- Inner Mongolia
- Jam on the Sand 2- Va Beach
- Anren International Music Festival- Chengdu
- Top clubs in San Francisco.
Ben Misterka-is an American guitarist, bandleader, composer, and music educator, currently based between San Francisco and Shanghai, China. He has toured through China, Japan and the USA, performing his own music, and as a sideman with some of the top pop stars in Asia. Misterka is the founder of the psych-funk band"Collectivity", has worked as resident band director of the Shanghai venue "Shake", guitarist for African fusion group "RTM", and performer with several international pop, fusion, jazz, and rock acts.
Misterka has worked with: Glen David Andrews, Alex Han, Morris Hayes, Tan WeiWei, Yu Quan, The Voice of China and many others. He studied with Wayne Krantz, Fred Hersch and Doug Richards.
A new release from Collectivity coming soon!