Kenneth Salters began his musical studies at age 11, playing trombone in the sixth grade, and switching to percussion a year later. He continued to grow in the field, becoming a member of the marching band, symphonic band, jazz ensemble, and the community youth orchestra while in high school. 

As a percussion student at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, he performed in virtually every ensemble the university had to offer, from show choir, to the steel pan orchestra, to playing in the pit for the university’s operas. 

After graduating, Salters focused on music full time, working in the Columbia music scene before moving to New York City where he currently resides. In addition to leading his own Trio and the ensemble Kenneth Salters Haven, he plays regularly with Myron Waldens Countrified, Elysian Fields, and The Bloodsugars. Salters has appeared with such artists as Aretha Franklin, Don Byron, Chris Potter, Cyro Baptista, Joe Sanders, Dezron Douglas, Wycliffe Gordon, Fred Wesley, and many more.