Tempe, Arizona, USA

Jester is a throwback, soulful, rhythm, blues and pop band featuring the powerful vocals of Jonathan Pierce.


Jester is a three piece rhythm & blues, pop band featuring Jonathan Pierce- acoustic guitar & vocals; Chris Hosken- lead guitar; and Brett Litzler- drums and percussion, hailing from Tempe, Arizona.

A native of Mesa, Arizona; Jonathan Pierce brings a unique voice and style to the world of acoustic music. Chris Hosken, lead guitarist and percussionist Brett Litzler combine, with Pierce to complete this trio.

Brett has been playing drums for a number of years. Studying under such drumming luminaries as Dom Moio and Nick Manson, Brett has honed the craft of jazz drumming. Hailing from Casa Grande, Arizona, he studied at Central Arizona College and Mesa Community College music programs.

Lead guitarist Chris Hosken, originally from the music rich San Francisco Bay area, was influenced by Eric Clapton, but gets his blues riffs from the inspiration of Albert King, Buddy Guy and Mike Bloomfield. Chris' soulful, rhythm and blues styling compliments the powerful vocal performance of Jonathan.

Although Jester, as a band, is a new project, collectively these musicians present years of professional music experience in their live performances.


No More Sympathy

Written By: Jonathan Pierce

She says that I've been wastin all her precious energy
She's so tired, she doesn't think that she can deal with me
Well I've got news for you girl
I don't feel that differently
So run along and I'll sing my song called No More Sympathy
For far too long, I've waited sayin, won't you please make up your mind and tell me once baby darling was it just a waste of all my time
Cuz I've been thinking baby if it wasn't then you know its borderline
Cuz I've got nothing to show for the love I know
'cept a memory of a better time
A time when you said if I wait you'd come around but you would have to be assured
Don't you worry you know ill come around
I never worried

Oh and there was a time you know that I was there for you but times have changed and I have blamed it on this waiting game we always seem to play

Here I go again tryin to find my friends, feel like I'm looking for a four leaf clover
So put your head in your hand or go cry to your man cuz I've been thinking I cant take anymore girl
Don't point your fingers at me cuz its easy to see that this is not the way that I would've wanted.

Get Away

Written By: Jonathan Pierce

Baby babe, lately I've been crazy crazy, trying to find the ways to make you want to stick around
Baby babe, forgive me if my love's a little lazy sometimes
But since you've been in and out I'm trying to find a way but you don't want to stick around
I said I'm trying to find a way but you don't want to stick around

I know I could never hold you down
Oh and I know I could never hold you down
I could never hold you down cuz you only ever try to get away.

Sitting on the front porch play a little back and forth trying to find the ways to keep you coming through my door
Sitting in the shade cuz its hot outside got some sweet lemonade for the Apple of my eye
You say you're comin over but your shoulders gettin colder, all these things I felt before but now I'm feeling like its over and I can't find the time
So just say goodbye and find yourself inside of someone else's eyes
You won't see me cry to see you leaving comes at no surprise because

I know I could never hold you down
Oh and I know I could never hold you baby
I could never bday you down cuz you only try to get away

Hey there what you lookin at
You surely got me looking back and you look so good I can't take my eyes away
You're beauty's over taken me come on baby come get next to me and won't you just let me know your name.
I know that your style is playing hard to get and my style is that I never quit so... why don't you just give up today and I promise baby

I would never hold you down
I could never hold baby
I would never hold you down cuz youd only ever try to get away.

Sara Smile

Written By: Daryl Hall & John Oates

Baby hair with a woman's eyes
I can feel you're watching in the night
All alone with me and we're waiting for the sunlight
When I feel cold, you warm me
And when I feel I can't go on, you come and hold me
It's you... And me forever

Sara Smile
Won't you smile a while for me

If you feel like leaving you know you can go
But why don't you stay until tomorrow?
If you want to be free, you know, all you got to do is say so
And when you feel cold, I'll warm you
And when you feel you can't go on, I'll come and hold you
It's you... And me forever

Sara Smile
Won't you smile a while for me


Currently working on debut EP

Set List

Jester's sets range from 30 - 60 minutes. The song mix is originals and some covers. Song lists are tailored to the gig.