Jazz drummer who collaborated with musicians Harry James and Count Basie. He also performed for a time with the big band of Erskine Hawkins.
Early in his career, he played with Hot Lips Page and Tiny Grimes.
During the mid 1970s, he toured with saxophonist Illinois Jacquet.
His father Chris Columbus also had a career as a drummer.
He frequently collaborated with jazz pianist Count Basie.