Jeff Burger’s books include Dylan on Dylan: Interviews and Encounters, Lennon on Lennon: Conversations with John Lennon, Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters, and Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches, and Encounters, all of which are published in the U.S. and Canada by Chicago Review Press. The books have been republished in numerous other countries, including England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France, Hungary, Argentina, Japan, Turkey, and Italy.
A writer and editor for many years, Burger has covered popular music throughout his journalism career. His reviews, essays, and reportage on that and many other subjects have been published 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, GQ, All Music Guide, the Berkeley Barb, Country Standard Time, SeattlePI, and No Depression. His music reviews now appear regularly on this website and in such other publications as Best Classic Bands, Americana Highways, Blogcritics, and The Aquarian.
He has interviewed many luminaries from the music world, including Bruce Springsteen, Steve Van Zandt, Roger McGuinn, John Sebastian, Wolfman Jack, Tom Waits, Foreigner’s Mick Jones, Billy Joel, Steve Forbert, 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 John, James Carville, Donald Trump, Sir Richard Branson, F. Lee Bailey, Sydney Pollack, and Cliff Robertson.
Burger has been the 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 is now the editor of Business Jet Traveler, which has won more than 110 editorial awards since he joined the publication in 2004. In an annual competition sponsored by the American Society of Business Publication Editors, BJT has been cited for general excellence and named as one of the country’s best business magazines in 2011, 2013, 2016, and 2018. The publication has also won several Folio: Eddie Awards for Best Consumer Travel Magazine, most recently in 2020.