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Jake decided to learn as many different artists, styles and works as often as possible.

I think the first 'as' is not needed. OR 'and' is needed between 'works' and 'as'.

Let me know if the sentence itself is right or my thought is right.

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Is it wrong? That depends on which grammar books you read. But it's certainly a very bad sentence.

People read long sentences by breaking them into small pieces, and reading them a small piece at a time. So if you have a sentence with a structure like this:

a b.

and you have another sentence with a structure like this:

c b.

then, when you combine them, like this:

a c b.

you are giving the reader a problem, because when the reader sees a c they are confused. It is often much better to just to repeat the b, like this:

a b, c b.

And your sentence is, indeed, much easier to read like this:

Jake decided to learn as many different artists, styles and works as possible, as often as possible.

I'm pretty sure that:

... as X as possible, as Y as possible.

is commonly used, and nobody has a problem with it.

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