Your Festival Directors

Frank DiFelice



“Aside from family, music is the love of my life.” Having performed over the years with world-class musicians, Frank wanted to bring the best from the world of jazz music to Brantford. That vision has resulted in forging a niche for jazz in Brantford… the Jazz Festival is the culmination of 40+ years in the music business.


Nancy DiFelice


Jazz Vocalist

It’s been said that Nancy learned to sing before talking. Her love of performing and jazz music along with a background in finance has been the perfect complement to husband Frank’s vision of establishing the Brantford International Jazz Festival as a signature festival in Southern Ontario.



Peter Macnames

1931 – 2013


A former Toronto businessman and financial analyst, Peter retired and moved to Brantford in 1995, bringing along his lifelong love of listening to and playing jazz stylings from the American Songbook. Like Frank and Nancy, Peter has been associated with the Brantford International Jazz Festival since its inception in 2008.

Board of Directors

  • Frank DiFelice – President & Chair
  • Nancy DiFelice – Secretary Treasurer (ex officio)
  • Dave Levac – Advisor (ex officio)
  • Christy DiFelice
  • Cristina DiFelice
  • David Rao
  • Tammy Rao
  • Josef Stevens