Jeff currently performs with:
Touring indie-roots group West My Friend
Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music. The band features pure and thrillingly elastic vocals with catchy arrangements of bass, guitar, mandolin, and accordion that draw from jazz, classical, folk, and pop influences. Inspired by artists such as Owen Pallett, Joanna Newsom, Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, and the Punch Brothers, and forged from a sonically adventurous acoustic music scene on Canada’s west coast, West My Friend is proving to be a key part of a new generation of grassroots folk music.
The "Libido of Burlesque" Miss Rosie Bitts
Gypsy jazz ensemble Hot Club of Canada
The Hot Club of Canada consists of Mitchell Green (Guitar), Reuben Wier (Guitar), Jeff Poynter (Accordion), and Nick Mintenko (Bass). New friends who admire the Gypsy Jazz style of past and present masters, and aim to recreate those feverish and beautiful moments whenever they can.
Non-Profit Kids Choir Choirkids
The concept of ChoirKids was developed over the last several years. It grew from a desire of a group of singers in a neighbourhood choir in Victoria BC. The idea was to provide kids, in communities that might not currently offer it, the opportunity to sing in a non-auditioned choir, simply for fun. Usually beginning rehearsals with the most rousing rendition of “My Bonnie” that you’ve ever seen, director Stephanie Sartore and accompanist Jeff Poynter certainly have their hands full with these whiz kids. They absolutely tear through music and aren't happy 'til a piece is complete. Their favourite repertoire usually involves fabulous theatricality and fun actions - they also have a soft spot for songs aimed at making the parents cry.
Busking sensation The Casual Sax Quartet