Born in Sweden, Maggi started playing piano at the age of 6, entered 2 years at the swedish music conservatory and then studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, 1984- 1988. Graduate in Jazz composition and Arranging. This was completed with 2 year study in Music Education at Malmo Academy of music.
Davids Angels where Maggi is composer keybordist. The band has released two critically acclaimed CDs, the 2009 ”Substar” and 2013 ”What It Seems” and 2017 ”Traces” on swedish label Kopasetic. Maggis has created a half part of the groups repetoire and the group has toured and performed at major jazz venues in Scandinavia, notably the Stockholm International Jazz Festival, showcased at the Jazzahead Festival in Germany. Summer 2014 programmed for jazz festivals in Vancouver, Ottawa, Rochester.
Nordic Connect is co-lead by Maggi Olin and internationally famed trumpeter Ingrid Jensen of New York, Saxophonist Christine Jensen of Montreal. The group has released 2 CDs on ArtistShare in New York, ”Flurry ” 2007 and ”Spirals” 2009, to wide international critical acclaim. The group has toured scandinavia numerous times and performed at almost all the large canadian international jazzfestivals, Vancouver, Ottawa, where they shared bill with legendary world fusion band ”Return To Forever”, the Montreal, Saskatoon, Medicine Hat, Toronto jazz Festivals and the Rochester International Jazz Festival, and more.
When Ingrid and Christine brings there music to Europé Maggi plays piano in their quintet ”Infinitude”.
Transatlantic Conversations is Maggis’ and Canadian saxophonist Christine Jensens’ project. A 11 piece orchestra performing their music written for the setting. Toured Sweden in 2013 and was broadcasted on Swedish National radio. Toured in Canada 1 year after with Canadian musicians.
Maggi Olin has recorded many Cd´s with her own music but also in collaborations with others. She has toured europe for many years and won a extensive fanbase. She has also been featured in a number of live national broadcasts in Sweden and has toured Mexico in 2004, and performances in Madrid, Copenhagen, Hannover, Molde Norway, Serbia, The Baltic countries, Canada, USA at festivals, schools etc and other cultural venues. Many times with the” Embassy of Sweden exchanges.
Expear: With Drew Gress, Henrik Frisk, and Peter Nilsson tours and CD recording.
Maggi as a sideman performed and cooperated with notables such as Maria Schneider, Gary Thomas, Sam Newsome, Donny McCaslin, Clarence Penn, Cara Bley, Ingrid Jensen, Christine Jensen , Jonathan Blake, Anders Bergcrantz, Jojje Wadenius, Torben Waldorff and many more.
Maggi Olin is also a celebrated educator. She currently holds a part-time tenure as adjunct on the faculty of Malmo Academy of Music in Sweden. She also gives clinics and masterclasses at various venues in connection to concerts.
Maggi has through the years recieved many grants and prizes for her work among those a Grant from Swedish National Arts Council 5 years Comissions from : Relay ( 12 piece band) Norrbotten Big band Stockholm Jazz Orcherstra (Big band) and Swedish radio jazz group. Swedish Radio has given Maggi 2 commissions for Big Band and 11 piece band. Awards: Jazzkannan, Guldnålen, Jazzkatten, Stim, Skap, and Einar Westling music prize.