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Jeff Burger in Strasbourg, France, March 2011. (Photo: Andre Burger)

Jeff Burger’s books include Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and EncountersSpringsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches, and Encounters, and the forthcoming (11/1/16) Lennon on Lennon: Conversations with John Lennon, all of which are published in North America by Chicago Review Press. The Cohen and Springsteen books have been republished in England, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand by Omnibus Press; the Springsteen book is also available in Japan from Space Shower Books and in France from Editions Bartillat. A Turkish edition of the Cohen book is due in 2016.

Burger has been a writer and editor for more than four decades and has covered popular music throughout his journalism career. His reviews, essays, and reportage on that and many other subjects have appeared in more than 75 magazines, newspapers, and books, including Barron’s, the Los Angeles Times, Family Circle, Melody Maker, High Fidelity, Creem, Circus, Reader’s Digest, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, All Music Guide, the Berkeley Barb, the Morton Report, and No Depression. He has published interviews with many leading figures from the music world, including Bruce SpringsteenRoger McGuinn, Wolfman Jack, Tom Waits, Foreigner’s Mick Jones, Billy Joel, Tommy James, the Righteous Brothers, Deep Purple’s Tommy Bolin, and members of Steely Dan and the Marshall Tucker Band. He has also interviewed many other public figures, such as Suze Orman, Daymond JohnJames Carville, Donald TrumpSir Richard Branson, F. Lee Bailey, Sydney Pollack, and Cliff Robertson.

Burger has been editor of several periodicals, including Phoenix magazine in Arizona, and he spent 14 years in senior positions at Medical Economics magazine, the country’s largest business magazine for doctors. A former consulting editor at Time Inc., he now serves as editor of Business Jet Traveler, which has won more than three dozen major editorial awards since he joined the publication in 2004. The American Society of Business Publication Editors named BJT one of the country’s best business magazines in 2011, 2013, and 2016.

Burger lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey. His wife, Madeleine Beresford, is a preschool director and teacher and a puppeteer. The couple have a son, Andre, and a daughter, Myriam.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Jeff… I just stumbled on your 197? Interview you did with me at the hobbit hole on Long Island..
    Yes I remember that..I want you to know that your review, when I was 26 yrs old, inspired and encouraged me as I, shortly after that, made my way to Nashville and eventually in 2009 into the songwriters hall of fame. Thank you for believing I had something .. I am still in Nashville .. Helping encourage and helping Develop young artists and writers. Thank you… 30 yrs later kye fleming


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