J. Tomás was the writer of the popular samba “Sarambá,” which experienced lyrics by Duque and was provided in Paris by Pixinguinha’s Oito Batutas. His “Teresinha” was effective as his edition in 1929. With partner Orestes Barbosa, he constructed the melody “Flor perform Asfalto” (documented with achievement by Castro Barbosa in 1931) as well as the samba “Verde e amarelo” (documented by Araci Cortes in 1932). He composed the music for many musical revues, between them “Guerra Ao Mosquito,” and acquired a very effective orchestra, Brazilian Jazz, with whom Ary Barroso performed. Around 1917, he begun to play snare drums in the music group of the authorities brigade of Rio de Janeiro. He was after that asked by Donga to become listed on Pixinguinha’s Oito Batutas, where he began playing the reco-reco in 1920. He was unwell when the Batutas visited European countries, and couldn’t sign up for them. Learning to be a drummer, he was inspired by jazz music. When the Batutas came back in 1922, he continuing his use the group, who toured Argentina in the same calendar year. In the 20 recordings with the group in Argentina, he was the author of two sambas — “Faladô” and “Caruru” — both with Donga. Using the dissolution from the Batutas, he came back to Rio and produced his have dance orchestra, the Brazilian Jazz. The orchestra highlighted himself on the drums, trombonist Vantuil de Carvalho, violinist Wanderley, pianist Augusto Vasseur, trumpeters Sebastião Cirino and Valdemar, and saxophonists Lafayette and Em fun??o deítherefore. They opened on the Movie theater Central and acquired great achievement. Ari Barroso was the orchestra’s pianist for some time. In 1928, throughout a performance from the Brazilian Jazz on the Rádio Sociedade, Tomás was asked by Salisbury to become listed on the cast from the documenting company Brunswick, who soon end up being founded in Rio. The initial album documented by that organization was in past due 1929, where Tomás sang the sambas “Sarambá” and “Rian.” Like a singer, he documented 13 tunes with Brunswick between 1929 and 1930 and an recording in 1931 with Odeon.