This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1993.
- Adelaide Hall, American-born UK-based singer (born 1901).
- Adele Girard, American harpist (born 1913).
- Ahmed Abdul-Malik, American upright bassist and oud player (born 1927).
- Al Fairweather, British trumpeter (born 1927).
- Ann Ronell, American composer and lyricist (born 1905).
- Art Hodes, American pianist (born 1904).
- Art Porter, Sr., American pianist (born 1934).
- Billy Eckstine, American singer (born 1914).
- Bjarne Liller, Danish singer-songwriter (born 1935).
- Bob Cooper, American West Coast saxophonist (born 1925).
- Bob Crosby, American bandleader and singer (born 1913).
- Bruce Turner, English saxophonist, clarinetist, and bandleader (born 1922).
- Carter Jefferson, American tenor saxophonist (born 1946).
- Charles Greenlee, American trombonist (born 1927).
- Clifford Jordan, American saxophonist (born 1931).
- Dick Cathcart, American trumpeter (born 1924).
- Dizzy Gillespie, American trumpeter, bandleader, and composer (born 1917).
- Dupree Bolton, American trumpeter (born 1929).
- Eddie Calhoun, American upright bassist (born 1921).
- Elek Bacsik, Hungarian-born American violinist and guitarist (born 1926).
- Elmer Crumbley, American trombonist (born 1908).
- Emmett Berry, American trumpeter (born 1915).
- Erskine Hawkins, American trumpet player and big band leader (born 1914).
- Eva Olmerová, Czech singer (born 1934).
- Frank Zappa, guitarist, composer, and band leader (born 1940),
- Fraser MacPherson, Canadian saxophonist (born 1928).
- Gene Leis, American guitarist and bandleader (born 1920).
- Gene Porter, American saxophonist and clarinetist (born 1910).
- George Wallington, American pianist and composer (born 1924).
- Greely Walton, American tenor saxophonist (born 1904).
- Harper Goff, American artist, musician, and actor (born 1911).
- Herman Fowlkes, Jr., American musician and educator (born 1919).
- J. R. Monterose, American saxophonist (born 1927).
- Jake Porter, American trumpeter and record producer (born 1916).
- Jimmy Deuchar, Scottish trumpeter and big band arranger (born 1930).
- John Jenkins, American saxophonist (born 1931).
- Juice Wilson, American violinist (born 1904).
- Kenny Drew, American pianist (born 1928).
- Lebert Lombardo, Canadian-American trumpeter and singer (born 1905).
- Leon "Pee Wee" Whittaker, African American trombonist (born 1906).
- Louie Ramirez, American percussionist, and vibraphonist (born 1938).
- Mario Bauza, Afro-Cuban clarinetist, saxophonist, and trumpeter (born 1911).
- Rich Matteson, American musician and collegiate music educator (born 1929).
- Ryoichi Hattori, Japanese composer (born 1907).
- Sammy Lowe, American trumpeter, arranger and conductor (born 1918).
- Singleton Palmer, American multi-instrumentalist and bandleader (born 1913).
- Steve Jordan, American guitarist (born 1919.
- Sun Ra, American composer, bandleader, and pianist (born 1914).
- Teddy Powell, American guitarist, composer, and big band leader (born 1905).
- Thomas A. Dorsey, American pianist and band leader (born 1899).