John Granlund was born in Parainen 10.12.1888. After graduating in Church Music Institute in Turku he continues his studies at Leipzig Conserevatory. After working as an orgist in Hanko he moved 1921 to Turku.

During decades Granlund conducted SBV mixed choir and MA male choir in Turku. He also worked as singing teacher at Åbo Academy theological faculty as well as Swedish combined School.

Granlund composed a Sonata and Passacaglia for organ. His oevre consists also of some solo songs, songs for mixed choir and a cantata Tidernas Kör.

Granlund died 2.5.1962.