Jeff Burger

Jeff Burger's books include Dylan on Dylan: Interviews and EncountersLennon on Lennon: Conversations with John LennonLeonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encountersand Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches, and Encounters. Chicago Review Press published all of these books in North America; they have variously been licensed for republication in England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Hungary, Spain, France, and Turkey. 

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’sThe Los Angeles TimesFamily CircleMelody MakerHigh FidelityCreemCircusReader’s DigestGentlemen’s QuarterlyAll Music Guide, the Berkeley Barb, The Morton Reportand No Depression.

He has published interviews with many leading figures from the music world, including Bruce SpringsteenRoger McGuinnWolfman JackTom Waits, Foreigner's Mick Jones, Billy Joel, Tommy Jamesthe 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 OrmanDaymond JohnJames CarvilleDonald TrumpSir Richard BransonF. 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 currently serves as editor of Business Jet Traveler, which the American Society of Business Publication Editors named one of the country’s best business magazines in 2011, 2013, 2016, and 2018.

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

Burger's website,, features information about his books and four decades' worth of music reviews, news, interviews, and commentary.

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