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Marty & Elayne: LA's favorite jazz duo is still swingin' at the Dresden after 35 years




Marty and Elayne Roberts perform at The Dresden in Los Feliz five nights a week.
Marty and Elayne Roberts perform at The Dresden in Los Feliz five nights a week.
Courtesy of Marty & Elayne
Marty and Elayne Roberts perform at The Dresden in Los Feliz five nights a week.
Marty and Elayne during First Annual Spike TV's Guys Choice - Red Carpet at Radford Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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Marty and Elayne Roberts perform at The Dresden in Los Feliz five nights a week.
Vintage photo of Marty and Elayne.
Marty and Elayne Roberts perform at The Dresden in Los Feliz five nights a week.
Musicians Marty (R) and Elayne arrive to the taping of Spike TV's First Annual "Guys Choice" at Radford Studios on June 9, 2007 in Studio City, California.
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Marty and Elayne Roberts perform at The Dresden in Los Feliz five nights a week.
Marty and Elayne Roberts pose after a performance at The Dresden in Los Feliz, Calif.
Courtesy of Marty & Elayne


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The married lounge act duo Marty and Elayne started performing at the Dresden Room in the Los Feliz neighborhood 35 years ago.

And for five days a week every year since, the pair has spent their evenings performing swingin’ jazz tunes for anyone who will listen. He’s on drums. She’s on keyboards. And they both sing.

Marty and Elayne’s status as L.A. legends gained global fame in 1996 thanks to their appearance in the Vince Vaughn- Jon Favreau movie, “Swingers.” But they didn’t let fame go to their heads.  

Frame producer Michelle Lanz stopped by The Dresden to visit with Marty and Elayne ahead of their 35th anniversary celebration last month.



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