The victim was found stuffed inside a storage bin in the basement
Wright's son called police, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The medical examiner said he died of stab wounds to the torso and neck.
Wright was a jazz musician who performed under the name Suleiman "Hakim" Wright. He was also a retired music teacher and was well liked in the neighborhood.
His daughter, N'Bushe Wright, is a Hollywood actress best known for her roles in "Blade" and "Dead Presidents." She is returning to Brooklyn from Los Angeles.