Steve Earle, Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene and others join forces for benefit at Basie


Steve Earle, Joan Osborne and others will perform at a benefit at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, Oct. 18.

Joan Osborne and Anders Osborne (no relation) will perform at a benefit for the Blue Rose Foundation taking place at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, Oct. 18. So will Steve Earle, Steve Forbert and Jackie Greene. They will perform “acoustic and in the round,” according to a concert poster, with Jason Crosby listed as a “special guest.”

Tickets, priced from $20 to $300, go on sale Aug. 4 at noon; visit

The Blue Rose Foundation is based in California, and according to its web site, it “was created to honor the memories of our family members, friends, teachers, and mentors. To pay tribute to those who inspired us, we support programs that give children the ability to reach new heights of success. Reaching at-risk children early is critical to this success. Nobel Prize-winning Professor of Economics James Heckman has demonstrated that investing in pre-kindergarten programs for disadvantaged children provides a significant return on investment to society, improving literacy, high school graduation and employment rates, as well as reducing delinquency and violence.”

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