Lindha Kallerdahl (born 1972) is a Swedish vocalist and composer.
She studied jazz at the renowned Swedish Jazz-Schools Skurup near Malmö and Birka in Stockholm during 1993-1996. Situated in Stockholm she early came in touch with free music and made successful collaborations in with Mats Gustafsson, David Stackenäs, Raymond Strid, Mattias Windemo and Fredrik Ljungkvist. She also teached jazz at the Jazz High School in Gävle. Lindha was featured on Mattias Windemo’s albums Waterstory and Röd (Amigo Records 1997, 1998) along with Joakim Milder among others in this period.
In the summer of 2000 Lindha made a spectacular project together with Sonic Youth, Jim O’Rourke, Mats Gustafsson and dancer Lotta Melin among others. In a small town on the southern countryside of Sweden the combo gave about 15-20 concerts in a row within a couple of weeks. The music was recorded and released 2005 on Smalltown Supersound under the title Hidros 3.
2001 Lindha was awarded with the prestigious Jazz in Sweden-prize which resulted in the critically acclaimed Far From Alone on Caprice Records and new collaborations with William Parker, Barry Guy and Palle Danielsson.
Lindha moved to Gothenburg 2001 and started the trio 9 Swans Repeat with bassists Nina de Heney and Peter Jansson. 9 Swans Repeat was released on GAC 2003. Lindha’s special sound and way of singing has always attracted students. She has worked as song-coach both technically and more important spiritually on music schools and conservatories since 2001.
Lindha’s original style and emotional impact has been headhunted for different projects and she has made tours with for example Thomas Lehn and Jaap Blonk. One of these projects featured Ikue Mori and Lise-Lotte Norelius and was a new and important step for Lindha’s development and also led to new musical encounters with for example Okkuyng Lee at Tonic, New York 2005. In 2003 Thomas Gustavsson and Lindha explored new ways of improvising and live-composing and came up with the groundbreaking Silent Arrow on Footprint Records in 2006. This album also features Anders Kjellberg and Owe Almgren.
Gold is Lindha’s new musical platform and Lindha made her first Gold-performance in Stockholm 2007. That edition of Gold consisted of Okkuyng Lee, Anna Lindahl and Nina de Heney. In April 2007 Lindha releases her first solo-voice-album (also entitled GOLD) on Swedish Jazz-indielabel Hoob Jazz. Here Lindha, totally alone in the studio, with some help from the grand piano and the organ explores her voice and her artistry to the fullest.