Video footage of TESTAMENT and METAL ALLEGIANCE guitarist Alex Skolnick demonstrating his mastery of a variety of styles — including metal, blues and jazz — in the Seymour Duncan booth at this past weekend’s NAMM show in Anaheim, California can be seen below.

A televised performance of the MILES DAVIS ELECTRIC BAND in the late ’90s led Skolnick to New York City, where he immersed himself in the jazz world. For the past decade, Skonick has led a double life as a member of TESTAMENT, the seminal thrash metal band he joined at the age of 16. In the summer of 2016, he’s both toured Europe with TESTAMENT and performed with Miles‘s keyboardist, Alan Holzman.

Skolnick‘s book, “Geek To Guitar Hero”, is available on paperback via Amazon.

TESTAMENT‘s latest album, “Brotherhood Of The Snake”, was released last October via Nuclear Blast.