Markus Burger

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Markus Burger
Markus Burger
Born (1966-09-30) September 30, 1966 (age 55)
Wittlich, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
OriginCologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
GenresJazz, new-age, chamber
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, music educator, record producer
Years active1980–present
LabelsChallenge, Jazzline, Cadence Jazz, Edition Hänssler

Markus Burger (born September 30, 1966) is a German pianist, composer and music educator.

During 1999–2002 he had lymphoma and recorded solo piano pieces for the album Ultreya.[1] He is part of the trio Accidental Tourists, which has recorded for Challenge Records.[2]


  • 1996 Fishing for Compliments Septer Bourbon
  • 1999 Spiritual Standards with Jan von Klewitz
  • 2000 Spiritual Standards [Secunda] with Jan von Klewitz
  • 2001 The Smile of the Honeycakehorse Septer Bourbon
  • 2002 Ultreya
  • 2004 Markus Burger, John Tchicai & Matt Marucci- Genesis (Cadence Jazz Records)
  • 2005 Inside.Outside with Jan von Klewitz
  • 2006 NAJA North Atlantic Jazz Alliance
  • 2007 Tertia with Jan von Klewitz
  • 2007 Vesprae Ensemble Katharsis
  • 2008 Quarta - Spiritual Standards from the New World with Jan von Klewitz
  • 2012 Accidental Tourists: The L.A. Sessions – Markus Burger (piano), Joe LaBarbera (drums), Bob Magnusson (bass) – Challenge Records
  • 2016 Accidental Tourists: The Banff Sessions - Markus Burger (piano), Kenny Wheeler (trumpet), Jan von Klewitz (saxophonist), Norma Winstone (vocals) – Challenge
  • 2018 Spiritual Standards Quinta, Songs inspired by Martin Luther (Challenge Records)
  • 2019 Accidental Tourists: The Alaska Sessions- Markus Burger (piano), Bob Magnusson (bass), Peter Erskine (drums) (Challenge Records)


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Markus Burger: Ultreya". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  2. ^ Silsbee, Kirk (March 2013). "Accidental Tourists: The L.A. Sessions". Down Beat. Vol. 80, no. 3. p. 66.

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