Jeff 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 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, and No Depression. He has published interviews with many leading musicians, including Tom Waits, Billy Joel, the Righteous Brothers, and the members of Steely Dan, and with such public figures as Suze Orman, James Carville, Sir 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 currently serves as editor of Business Jet Traveler, which the American Society of Business Publication Editors named one of the country’s ten best business magazines in 2011.
Burger edited Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches and Encounters, which Chicago Review Press will publish in April 2013. He is at work on a similar anthology devoted to Leonard Cohen, which will also be published by Chicago Review Press.
He lives in Ridgewood, N.J., with his wife, puppeteer Madeleine Beresford, and son, Andre.
Desert Island Picks
33. Various Artists - Phil Spector: Back to Mono (1958 - 1969)
34. Various Artists - The Doo Wop Box