Many fellow musicians attended the service that was held Friday September 19 at the "jazz church" of New York City, the
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Lexington Avenue at East 54th Street: Lee Konitz, Richie Beirach, Eddie Gomez, Chuck Israels, Al Foster, Jim
Hall, Jeremy Steig, Warne Marsh, Andy LaVerne and Barry Harris. Lee Konitz performed as a farewell the well-known song "Goodbye" by Gordon Jenkins. The ceremony was led by Reverend John Gensel, Pastor of New York's Jazz Community, who officiated services for Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane,
Coleman Hawkins, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Erroll Garner, among many others. Evans's personal manager and producer
Helen Keane and jazzcritic Nat Hentoff attended the service. Moreover Evans producer Orrin Keepnews organized a memorial meeting
in the "Great American Music Hall" in San Francisco.