Lindha Kallerdahl born 27-09-1972 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 with Mats Gustavsson, 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, 1999) 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 Gustavsson 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”.
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.
Lindha’s own musical projects and platforms are often called ”GOLD”. 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 released 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. Today’s edition of ”GOLD” consists of Lindha, Katrine Amsler, keys, Samuel Hällqvist and Thomas Gunillasson on guitar and Fabian Kallerdahl on piano. In 2017 she will record her new solo recording.
Around 2008 Lindha started to play the electric bass and started the rock/impro-combo ”Friends of the Tiger”. This was the start of a new era in Lindha’s expression. This also led to the forming of the band ”Huntress Bow” where singer and drummer Mariam Wallentin (of Wildbirds and Peacedrums) and Lindha creates a strong force of rock, improvisation and energy using two voices, bass, and drums.
2017 she was a part of Marina Abramovic The Cleaner. Singin for one week, 9 hours a day.
Lindha is considered one of the most important and groundbreaking singers on the Swedish jazz and improvisation scene and teaches at the conservatory in Göteborg. The force and energy that comes from being honest to the soul and the heart as well as to the music itself is Lindha’s big strength.