Born 1987 as grandson of Karsten Jahnke, one of Germany’s biggest independent promoters and pioneers of the German live industry, Ben Mitha grew up with the love for music.
After jobbing at the Karsten Jahnke Konzertdirektion (KJ) during his school years, his first steps in the industry were promoting Hip-Hop parties in Hamburg. During his studies, Ben founded the full-service event company Digga Events, while also becoming more involved in the daily business at KJ.
After finishing his studies in 2011, Ben started working as one of the company’s international bookers and became one of the company’s managing directors in 2014.
While his grandfather is a jazz enthusiast, Ben Mitha´s specific love lies in the Genres Hip-Hop, Pop, R&B and Urban Music. So the KJ roster nowadays features acts like Wu Tang Clan, Cypress Hill, J Cole, Galantis, NAS, House of Pain and many others.
At the same time, Ben maintains his grandfather’s open-minded approach towards all musical styles and is overseeing a roster of 66 international acts, including Peter Gabriel, The Cure, Portishead, Craig David, Erasure, Jack & Jack, as well as domestic acts like Johannes Oerding, Max Giesinger, K-Pop superstars Blackpink, Ateez, Joss Stone, Trixie & Katya, as well as Sasha Velour.