Steve Vai, Mateus Asato and Marcin Patrzalek delivered one of this year's most distinctive jams at Vai Academy 2024 – and now you can watch it

Vai Marcin Asato Vai Academy 2024
(Image credit: Dreamcatcher Events YouTube)

Stupendously talented guitar acrobatics were always going to be on display at the 2024 Vai Academy, but this Steve Vai, Mateus Asato, and Marcin Patrzalek-propeled jam session – captured with official footage – takes things to another level.

Patrzalek, who has the honor of kickstarting the jam, employs a number of finger-strummed classical rhythms, string-skipping lead lines, and some colorful, chordal lead playing.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.