BlueBird Educational Foundation


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21 blue

Ted Shumate - blazing, soulful, guitarist - world class musicians who express the heart and soul of American music! 21 Blue will take you from Louis Armstrong to Howlin’ Wolf to Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix and beyond. This group does what no other group can in terms of playing the history of American music and making you love the fact that you are there to dance to it.

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About Us


BlueBird Educational Foundation, Inc. a non-profit, 501 C-3, corporation is dedicated to enriching the quality of life of the youth, adults, and visitors of the Fort Pierce and St Lucie County communities by sponsoring and/or promoting quality musical performances and providing musical education and scholarships for local youth and adults. BlueBird Educational Foundation, Inc. whose mission is to broaden the cultural arts (music) exposure of the residents of Fort Pierce and St. Lucie County by presenting educational workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and concerts in schools and various other venues with students and for the general public.

We also plan to provide assistance and support to local music education programs, with our goal being to offset some of costs associated with the musical education of young people, adults, and senior’s in our area. In this time of budget cuts and the strangulation of funding for the arts our goal is to help young people and others in their pursuit of the arts.There is a dyer need for this education and assistance in the St. Lucie County area. In this time of budget cuts, federal and state funding cut backs and decreasing funding to schools and communities, musical education is receiving drastic cut backs or in some cases, cut from school programs. Our organization’s goal is to help young people and others in their pursuit of music which will be a complete benefit to the community. When it comes to musical variety, commitment to education and a desire to deliver quality entertainment to our community, you told us “NO ONE does it better”.

BlueBird educational Foundation is expected to be mainly supported by grants or donation from individuals and corporations with some donations, in the form of grants, from federal, state and/or local governmental agencies.

Board Of Directors


Darryl T . Bey – President

Sunny Booker

Dr. Kevin Perry

Terry Davis

Chuck Shafer

Michelle Sigmon

Bryan Welling - Vice President

Jason Hoffman

Ian Osking

Mission Statement


"Expose the St. Lucie County community, in particular young people, to diverse musical genres, including, but not limited to jazz, blues, and classical, with the intent of deepening music appreciation and expanding cultural horizons.This will be accomplished by raising funds to offer: concerts/festivals, workshops, master classes, and musical instruments to local students who could not otherwise afford them."

Our Programs


Donation of Musical Instruments through the Recycling In The Key of E Program

Instructional Music Workshops -Master-classes – Demonstrations

Blues in the Schools Program

Jazz Appreciation Month (April)

BlueBird Educational Foundation
Programs and Labs has established


Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts – Frontline for Kids - BlueBird Educational Productions Computer Lab

Rick Hubbard- Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts Who Can Do It? I can The importance of Reading and being good citizens.

BK Jackson – Southport Middle School PSL / House of Prayer – Ft. Pierce Future Generations Music Program, Port St. Lucie High School Jazz Band - Master-classes and opening act performances.

Christian T amburr Quintet – Indian River State College Jazz Band, Forest Grove Middle School Jazz Band and Lincoln Park Academy Jazz Band – Master-classes and opening act performances.

Schools and Programs BlueBird Educational Foundation has Worked With


  • Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts
  • Bayshore Elementary School
  • Palm Pointe Education and Research School
  • Samuel S. Gaines Academy
  • Frontline for Kid’s
  • The Pine School Jazz Band
  • Future Generations Music Program
  • Lincoln Park Academy Jazz Band
  • Port St. Lucie High School Jazz Band
  • Forest Groove Middle School Jazz Band
  • Indian River State College Jazz Band

Let's Get In Touch!


772-460-6493