Jim Keltner (born April 27, 1942 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American rock and roll drummer. Keltner played as a session drummer on many records, including John Lennon's Imagine. In the early 90s, he formed Little Village, composed also of guitarist Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, and the English bassist Nick Lowe.
As a percussionist, Keltner started out in jazz. Some of his early work was with Gary Lewis and the Playboys. As a free-lance studio session drummer, he has worked with the Plastic Ono Band, Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Joe Cocker, George Harrison, the Rolling Stones, Ron Wood, Bill Wyman, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Brian Wilson, Bill Frisell, and many others.