Gary Sinise, Trombone Shorty to ride in Orpheus

FILE - In this July 28, 2010 file photo, actor Gary Sinise arrives at the CBS CW Showtime press tour party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sinese and New Orleans jazz musician Trombone Shorty Andrews will lead the parade of the Krewe of Orpheus on the evening of Lundi Gras, the day before Fat Tuesday. The celebrity riders were announced Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Mardi Gras World, the huge studio where many Carnival floats are built. Orpheus marks its 20th anniversary when it parades Feb. 11.  (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
FILE - In this July 28, 2010 file photo, actor Gary Sinise arrives at the CBS CW Showtime press tour party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sinese and New Orleans jazz musician Trombone Shorty Andrews will lead the parade of the Krewe of Orpheus on the evening of Lundi Gras, the day before Fat Tuesday. The celebrity riders were announced Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Mardi Gras World, the huge studio where many Carnival floats are built. Orpheus marks its 20th anniversary when it parades Feb. 11. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Actor Gary Sinise and New Orleans musicians Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and Harry Connick Jr. will lead the parade of the Krewe of Orpheus on the evening of Lundi Gras, the day before Fat Tuesday, and perform at the glitzy ball that follows.

The celebrity riders were announced Thursday at Mardi Gras World, where many Carnival floats are built.

Orpheus marks its 20th anniversary when it parades Feb. 11.

The krewe was co-founded in 1993 by Connick and Sonny Borey, the krewe’s captain. It has about 1,200 members and is known for attracting celebrities.

Connick will perform an original song he wrote for the anniversary, called “Smokey Mary Boogie Woogie Choo Choo.” The song will be on Connick’s upcoming album of Carnival music.