Israel Arranz Carreño was born in Lugo (Galicia/Spain) in 1985 and began to study music with his father, Jesús Arranz González. He studied at the Santiago de Compostela University and A Coruña Superior Conservatory of Music obtaining degrees in Music Education and Percussion. He obtained a Diploma in Piano and a European Master in Music Education as well. In 2005 he started to study jazz and improvisation at ESTUDIO-escola. Later he took lessons with Arturo Serra, who turned on his mentor. After discovering and taking lessons through vibesworkshop.com, he attended international workshops with Tony Miceli, David Friedman, Dave Samuels, among others.
As a vibraphonist he stands out in the latin-jazz scene, what him brought to the possibility to perform also in other european countries. He performed and recorded with artists and groups as Miguel Cabana, Paraphernalia, Cumbe, Dimitris Angelakis, Marcos Pin Factor E-Reset, Cennet Jönsson, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Rubén Montes, Christos Rafalides, Pablo Añón, Ton Risco and many more. At the moment he is the leader of the Marosa Jazz Project, which won some national competitions. Israel Arranz plays with his own signature model of mallets by Morgan Mallets.
As an educator he has offered and organized seminaries and workshops in severals Music Schools and Conservatories, as well in Germany and Italy. He was a teacher at the Music Schools of Oleiros, Guitiriz and Burela (Galicia). Besides, he is President and co-founder of the Asociación Pedagóxico-Musical Marosa Jazz. Since September 2016 he is a civil servant of music education for the Xunta de Galicia.