has been a great musician, producer, administrator, teacher, speaker, and crusader on the Cleveland jazz scene. A native Clevelander, Wheatt was the founding father of a jazz program which was the predecessor for the famed Tri-C Jazz Fest. He, himself, has played with such artists as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gay, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The O'Jays, Barry White & The Love Unlimited Orchestra, Lou Rawls, The Drifters, Jackie Wilson, Sammie Davis, Jr., Bill Cosby,
and Patti Page
. In addition to playing jazz, Wheatt is the Founder and President of Hall of Fame Productions, a music, entertainment and sports productions and sports productions and management firm. He is also the founder of The Wheatt Foundation, a non-profit organization educationally promoting the performing arts. As if all this wasn't enough, he has continued to give workshops and lectures on concert implementation throughout the U.S., and acts as a conductor, arranger, and composer for Melting Pot, a gospel jazz orchestra he founded. Since 2001, he has been researching and developing a documentary regarding Cleveland's African-American Jazz Scene. Wheatt holds a Doctorate degree in law from Cleveland State University.