Dave Palmer is an American session keyboardist native to Texas and living in Studio City, California. Palmer has toured, performed, or recorded with Air, Fiona Apple, Seal, Chris Isaak, Joe Henry, Bobby Previte, Wayne Horvitz, Fleetwood Mac, Ponga, Critters Buggin, MC 900 Foot Jesus, Aimee Mann, Solomon Burke, Turin Brakes, Cake, Lindsey Buckingham, Tegan and Sara, and Avenged Sevenfold.
Palmer is a member of the Denton, Texas and Los Angeles, California-based Earl Harvin Trio. In 2006 Palmer released the solo album Romance.
Reviewer Glenn Astarita considers Palmer a "top-notch acoustic jazz pianist.".Strange Happy, Earl Harvin and Dave Palmer (1997)
Live at the Gypsy Tea Room, Earl Harvin Trio (1999)
Unincorporated, Earl Harvin Trio (2001)
The Jam, Fred Hamilton & the Earl Harvin Trio (DVD, 2005)