Edmund Nielsen Woodwinds is a name that is well-known to discerning oboists and bassoonists around the world. Customers have been enjoying the products and the great customer service of Edmund Nielsen Woodwinds for since 1949, when Edmund and Dorothy Nielsen started the business. From 1949 through 1987 they were at various locations on East Jackson near Wabash in Chicago. Edmund Nielsen did sales and service of all woodwinds and Dorothy Nielsen did the secretarial, accounting and customs work. Dorothy then started to expand the accessory part of the business, specializing in bassoon bocals, instrument care, reeds, and reed-making supplies.